For die hard fans, the six-episode revival of “The X-Files” that aired on Fox earlier this year was a welcome, but brief, surprise. Luckily, comedy veterans Adam Scott (“Parks & Recreation,” “Step Brothers”) and Craig Robinson (“This Is The End,” “The Office”) will soon be teaming up for their own Mulder and Scully-style adventures. The comedy duo have signed on as the leads of “Ghosted,” a supernatural-themed comedy from Fox and Tom Gormican, the writer behind 2014’s “That Awkward Moment.”
According to Variety, “Ghosted” will follow “a cynical, hilarious skeptic, Leroy Wright (Robinson), and a genius ‘true believer’ in the paranormal, Max Allison (Adam Scott), who are hired by the Underground Investigative Service to look into the rampant ‘unexplained’ activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.”
Sounds a tad familiar, doesn’t it? The latest season of “The X-Files” ended up being the most watched run in the show’s history in terms of average total viewers, so seeing a similar story in the works isn’t too surprising. While another season of Mulder and Scully’s investigations has been teased by both series producers and the actors themselves — David Duchovny tweeted they’d return “soonish” — though Fox has yet to issue an official greenlight. Until then, Scott and Robinson seem like as good a pair as any to fill in while we wait.
Robinson currently stars in “Mr. Robot” on USA and voices Grits in the animated comedy hit “Sausage Party.” Scott last appeared in the horror comedy “Krampus” and can be seen next year in HBO’s “Big Little Lies” limited series.
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