Fox secures a comedic X-FILES series titled GHOSTED

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Well with the X-Files recent return to the TV screens, it’s only fair that another studio get on the act with something similar. Which is what Fox is looking to do with a new series titled Ghosted. Only, this time its not so much the supernatural that we should be afraid of, but rather something that we need to laugh about.

The show, as reported by Deadline, has been described as a sort of comedic X-Files.  Ghosted will centre on the characters Leroy Wright, a cynical, hilarious skeptic, and Max Allison, a genius “true believer” in the paranormal, who are hired by the Underground Investigative Service to look into the unexplained activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. It certainly sounds like fun and while I’m a huge fan of the original X-Files, a little comedy in the same vein can never go wrong.

And to get the right comedic appeal across they will need the right stars and the studio has reportedly landed The Office’s Craig Robinson and Parks and Recreation’s Adam Scott. We’ve seen these two together before in the Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and while that film was not necessarily good, the two are at least funny.

With the gluttony of TV supernatural horrors in production right now, I think Fox has taken the right decision to aim for something much lighter and more mainstream. If they can put together some memorable comedic moments within all their supernatural investigation, it could work out really well. Think of it as a live-action Scooby-Doo, but without the dog and the overly stereotyped human characters. On second thought – maybe it doesn’t sound so good. Still Fox, could be onto something here.

No release date has been revealed for the series, nor has there been any other announcements on casting or directors, so things could still change at this point.

Last Updated: September 2, 2016

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I'd rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

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