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The X Files Comedy Spin-Off, Primal, Dragon's Dogma and More

The truth is out there... again? Classic 90's sci-fi The X-Files is getting an adult animated comedy spin-off, currently in development at Fox.  The X-Files: Alberquerque will centre on another branch of the FBI's supernatural investigations team. The cast will be an office full of misfit agents who investigate X-Files cases that are too out there even for Mulder and Scully. They're like the X-Files B-squad. The series follows the CBS All Access series Star Trek Lower Decks, which focussed on lower ranking crew members aboard a Federation starship.

The series is being made at Bento Box and is being penned by Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko,  who previously worked on adult animated comedies Brickleberry and Paradise PD, as well as writing the script for the notorious live-action comedy Movie 43 (which has a score of 5% on Rotten Tomatoes). Original X-Files creator Chris Carter is on board as an executive producer, but original stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are not thought to be involved with the project.

Elsewhere in TV land Adult Swim has announced that Genndy Tartakovsky's prehistoric action series Primal is to return for a second season. The series aired its original five-episode run in 2019, and has been renewed for an additional 10 episodes. The first five episodes will air from October 4. Presumably, the second half will air sometime in 2021. This news comes in the wake of the first season picking up three Juried Emmy Awards- for Tartakovsky's storyboarding, and the others for art director Scott Wills and character designer Stefan DeStefano. 

Also featuring prehistoric creatures, Netflix has released a new trailer for DreamWorks Animation's upcoming Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.  The kid-focussed spin-off from the hit franchise about the park with a terrible safety record arrives op September 18.

 A thrilling adventure awaits as six campers uncover the wonders and secrets of Isla Nublar. Discover the other side of the island in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, coming to Netflix September 18th!

Netflix also dropped a trailer and character showcase for Dragon's Dogma, the fantasy CG anime series based on the RPG video game of the same name from Capcom. The series will consist of seven episodes and will launch on Netflix on September 17.

After losing his home to a dragon, Ethan sets out to hunt it down once and for all. A pawn appears by his side and serves to protect his life. But the dangers that lie in wait for Ethan are beyond their imaginations, for when you fight a monster... you just may become one too. Premieres September 17 only on Netflix.