Community actor Joel McHale joins The X-Files

McHale joins Mulder’s search for the truth!

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Community star Joel McHale has joined the cast of the new The X-Files revival.

The new six-part Fox series, sees David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their iconic roles as FBI Agents Mulder and Scully after a TV absence of 13 years.

McHale will guest star as Tad O’Malley, the anchor of a popular conservative Internet news network who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.

Creator Chris Carter will oversee the new episodes, which will also see the return of Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner.

The X-Files begins filming this summer for a (presumed) transmission in 2016.