Finally, some casting news for the upcoming revival series of “The X-Files“.
The latest addition is Joel McHale, best known for his role in the famed sitcom, “Community”. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that McHale will be playing Tad O’Malley, a newscaster of “a popular conservative Internet news network” who ends up as an “unlikely ally” for the main character.
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi, who starred in the original TV series, will be reprising their roles as Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, and Walter Skinner. Chris Carter, creator of the series, will pen the script and serve as executive producer.
McHale has a master’s degree in acting and has since acted in several big name dramas and movies like “CSI: Miami”, “Diagnosis: Murder”, “Will & Grace”, “Pushing Daisies“, and “Spider-Man 2″. However, he mostly held very minor roles before his hosting break in 2004’s “The Soup”, a satirical weekly television show that was broadcasted on E!.
“The X-Files” is a science fiction horror drama that revolves around FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigate the X-Files, which are cases that have been disregarded, dismissed, and unsolved. The cases are also oftentimes surrounded by hard-to-explain paranormal phenomena.
It started its run from 10th September 1993 and aired its last episode almost 10 years later on 19th May 2002, making it the longest-running science fiction series in the US.
The upcoming revival of “The X-Files” will be premiering on 24th January 2016, and will be running for 6 episodes.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter