Fox is teaming up two of the funniest guys out there for a comedic spin on their classic series The X-Files. Adam Scott and Craig Robinson are set to star in and executive produce the single-camera comedy, Ghosted, from That Awkward Moment writer-director Tom Gormican. Gormican will also executive produce in addition to writing the script.
Deadline describes Ghosted as a “comedic X-Files”, which will see Robinson assuming the Scully role as a cynical skeptic, Leroy Wright, and Scott playing the Mulder of the piece as a genius “true believer” in paranormal phenomenon, Max Allison. The series will follow the mismatched duo who are “hired by the Underground Investigative Service to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.”
FOX reportedly won the pilot “In a very competitive situation with a slew of buyer,” which is a good sign, because That Awkward Moment was pretty bad movie that squandered a great cast, and it would be a shame if a premise this delightful followed suit. Scott and Robinson have well proven themselves as two of the funniest guys on TV (not to mention their equally impressive comedic and dramatic work in movies), and their pairing promises a huge opportunity for a breakout comedy.
Ghosted marks a reunion for the comedy duo, who previously acted together in Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Between the two of them, they’ve got a solid resume of TV experience. Scott previously starred in Party Down and Parks and Rec (and will next be seen in the HBO series Big Little Lies alongside Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman), while Robinson is a The Office alum, briefly headlined his own NBC series Mr. Robinson, and currently holds down recurring roles on Mr. Robot and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
What do you guys think are you on board for a comedy X-Files? Can Scott and Robinson possibly capture that will they, won’t they chemistry? Will they find as many ways to work “Alien DNA” into the dialogue as the X-Files reboot? Sound off in the comments.