“The X-Files” relaunch event series has added Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose to the cast, Fox announced Tuesday.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are reprising their roles as FBI agents Mulder and Scully, respectively, and the show is now filming in Vancouver under original creator and showrunner Chris Carter.
Amell will play the smart, smooth Agent Miller while Ambrose will play the sharp, confident Agent Einstein.
Fox announced in March that the show would return as a limited series.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” series creator Chris Carter said in a statement. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
During its initial nine-season run, “The X Files” became one of the most successful television dramas of all time, hitting a peak ratings high in 1997 when more than 27 million people tuned in to the Season 5 premiere. The show had earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award.
“The X-Files” is set to debut its six episode run with a two-night premiere beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. ET on Fox.
Amell, best known for his role on “The Flash” and in teen comedy “The Duff,” is repped by WME, Protégé Entertainment, Coast to Coast, and Felker, Toczek, Suddleson LLP. Ambrose, most notable for “Six Feet Under,” is repped by UTA, Perri Kipperman, and Sloane, Offer, Weber, & Dern.