'The X-Files' Revival Cast Adds Kumail Nanjiani

'The X-Files' revival series casts 'Silicon Valley' comedian Kumail Nanjiani in a supporting role.

X-Files Revival Cast - Kumail Nanjiani

Since the announcement of the return of the 1990s paranormal investigation TV series, The X-Files has re-entered the cultural zeitgeist with a bang. Boasting a premiere teaser trailer already released by Fox (which promised that the truth is indeed (still) out there), in addition to new casting decisions, David Duchovny has also promised that the new six-episode series won't be the last fans will hear from Mulder and Scully.

Gillian Anderson is likewise returning for the X-Files revival, while Joel McHale and Rhys Darby are already set to appear in supporting roles in the new series. In addition, news has it that another A-list comedian will be lending his talents to Fox's groundbreaking TV drama, too (come January 2016).

According to the comic-actor's official Twitter account, Kumail Nanjiani will be appearing in the new series of The X-Files in the role of an animal control officer (in an episode written by series mainstay Darin Morgan). A lifelong fan of the series who hosts his own fan pod-cast about the show, called The X-Files Files, Nanjiani will appear alongside series regulars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), and Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), in addition to writers and producers Chris Carter, Glen Morgan, and Jim Wong, who will also be returning in their respective roles behind the scenes.