The X-Files's Biggest Fan Kumail Nanjiani Will Guest Star in the Revival Series

Monday, 20 July 2015 - 2:27PM
X-Files
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 2:27PM
The X-Files's Biggest Fan Kumail Nanjiani Will Guest Star in the Revival Series
Silicon Valley star and X-Files superfan Kumail Nanjiani had a dream come true this week, as he spent some time filming a guest spot for the X-Files revival series with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny:


Nanjiani plays the regular role of Dinesh on the popular and acclaimed HBO series, but never mind that. He's really best known for his podcast, The X-Files Files, which is entirely "dedicated to discussion and fond reminiscences about The X-Files." In other words, it's Nanjiani and a guest (sometimes former X-Files writers, actors, and directors) geeking out about The X-Files for an hour. He has also gone on the record stating that he loves The X-Files so much, he once thought everything on it was real:

http://teamcoco.tumblr.com/post/122969245823/kumail-nanjiani-i-thought-x-files-was-all-true


And now he gets to appear in the revival series, which is heaven on Earth for any fan who has spent countless hours discussing the minutiae of a favorite show (although we don't all do it in public):



 




Nanjiani will appear on the third episode of the X-Files miniseries, called "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster." The script comes from the mind of Darin Morgan, who is famous for his darkly funny episodes of the original series, which include "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space,'" "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose," and the hilarious killer cockroach episode, "War of the Coprophages." Between Morgan's influence and the ridiculous title, it's safe to say that it will be one of the X-Files's trademark campy episodes, and a comedian like Nanjiani will fit right in.

Nanjiani will join other notable guest stars Joel McHale, another comedian best known for Community, and The Americans's Annet Mahendru, who plays an alleged UFO abductee (because what else?). The X-Files revival will debut on Fox with a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 24, and Monday, January 25.
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