Wednesday, June 3, 2015

THE X-FILES Revival Casts Joel McHale as Tad O'Malley

Time for a #sixepisodesandamovie hashtag? 

The Hollywood Reporter has word that Fox's upcoming revival of The X-Files has cast Joel McHale as Tad O'Malley, the anchor of a popular conservative Internet news network who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.

McHale is the first new actor cast for the six-episode miniseries, joining returning X-Files stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi.  Series creator Chris Carter is scripting all six episodes and will serve as executive producer, while Mark Snow will return as series composer.

McHale, 43, is best known as Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo Screen series Community, and as the host of The Soup.  In addition, he's appeared in the films Spider-Man 2, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Ted, and Deliver Us from Evil.  His other television work includes Sons of Anarchy, Pushing Daisies, CSI: Miami, Will & Grace, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

The X-Files returns to Fox on January 24, 2016.

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