The truth continues to be out there with regards to Fox’s highly-anticipated reboot of The X-Files; they keep releasing guest cast members! After only recently learning that actor, comedian, and podcast-starting X-Phile Kumail Nanjiani has gotten a guest-starring spot on the revived sci-fi series, we now have a couple of new names to add to the list, both TV stars in their own right already.
Six Feet Under star Lauren Ambrose and The Flash star Robbie Amell have been added to the cast list to play FBI agents Einstein and Miller, respectively. They’re only on the docket to be in one episode, so people fearing a return of the Agents Doggett and Reyes stuff from Seasons 8 and 9 need not fear. Even if something like that happens, it’s only for a bit.
The X-Files is, of course, no stranger to casting well-known people as guest stars. All the way back in the show’s first season, Oscar-nominee Brad Dourif was cast as a supposedly psychic murderer on death row, attempting to save his life by helping an investigation; Game show personality and actor Charles Nelson Reilly made a very memorable appearance as the author Jose Chung in an episode all about perception surrounding an unsolvable alien abduction case; and people like Bruce Campbell, Michael McKean, Edward Asner, Lily Tomlin, and Bryan Cranston all popped by to get paranormal. Amell and Ambrose are in good company.
The X-Files rebooted miniseries will air on Fox beginning in January of 2016 and will feature six brand-new episodes.
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