With the major players already set to return — with David Duchovny reprising his role as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson once more as Dana Scully — the rest of the cast for Fox’s upcoming “X-Files” revival continues to appear.
The latest addition: Vik Sahay, known for his work as Lester Patel for five seasons on “Chuck” and who announced his casting via Twitter.
— Vik Sahay (@Vik__Sahay) August 15, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Sahay’s addition to the upcoming miniseries and revealed that he plays an informant Mulder turns to for information during a case.
In the new series, Mulder and Scully will investigate a possible alien abductee (Annet Mahendru of “The Americans”) at the behest of a conservative talk-show host played by Joel McHale. According to an earlier interview with returning writer Darin Morgan, the show will pick up with Mulder and Scully in a far different place than where they left off in the 2008 movie “The X-Files: I Want to Believe.”
Premiering Jan. 24, the six-episode Fox revival also stars “X-Files” franchise veteran Mitch Pileggi and newcomer Joel McHale. Series creator Chris Carter is joined behind the scenes by writers/producers Glen Morgan and James Wong.
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