It seems life has reached a new level of amazing for our good friend Kumail Nanjiani. On top of all the wonderful things that he has lined up in his schedule, Kumail has also achieved a goal he once thought impossible: guest starring on The X-Files. Kumail sent out a series of tweets on Saturday documenting his trip to the set of the beloved, revived sci-fi series.
Some people would have been perfectly content with just having a few podcasts, a couple of television shows, and a successful stand up career — but those people are not Kumail. Well, that’s not entirely true. It seems the casting director for the revived Fox series actually sought out Kumail (instead of the other way around) due to his work on Community. Of course, anyone who knows Kumail knows how much of a fan he is of the original X-Files run — even starting another podcast dedicated to it — and how much of a big deal this is for him. Whether he will be able to snag David Duchovny and/or Gillian Anderson for an episode or two of The X-Files Files is unseen, but he did apparently get an awesome opportunity for some behind-the-scenes audio.
Filming for the X-Files revival started last month and will be continuing on until the end of August. There has been no announcement from Fox yet as to when they plan to air the miniseries. Are you as excited for Kumail as Kumail is for Kumail? Let us know in the comments below!
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