X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Showrunner Has Ideas for a Revival

Still from 'X-Men: The Animated Series'
Still from 'X-Men: The Animated Series'
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X-Men: The Animated Series turned 25 in 2017, and though it only lasted five seasons, remains a cult favorite status. For those still carrying the torch for a sixth season, showrunner Eric Lewald has some ideas in place should it come to pass.

"I had honestly never thought about it for all these years, but now that you mention it, an idea for a season just came to me: The five-season series ends with a dying Charles Xavier being whisked away to space by Lilandra, where she can maintain his fragile body, but where it seems he will be gone forever from his beloved X-Men. It's like a death," Lewald told SyFy, recapping the show's final season.
 
"Season Six could open, months later, with the X-Men in disarray – a few gone, the ones remaining at each other's throats," Lewald suggested. "They miss their leader. Then somehow they are called to – and transported to – an existential crisis on Lilandra's distant world. The team grudgingly reunites 'for Charles,' heads off to space, solves the crisis, and a somehow-healed Charles Xavier is either able to return to Earth with them or, if he can't, his heroic final sacrifice heals the team's wounds and they return to Earth as the proper X-Men again."
 
As for whether an X-Men: The Animated Series season six could ever come to pass, Lewald says there's only one big roadblock.
 
"If you've got some financing, I know where to find the cast and crew," he quipped.
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