X-files reboot will have mix of old cast members and new characters like Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose


After releasing its 15-second teaser a few weeks ago, the X-files reboot continues to unveil more details about the series, including new faces who will join the show. 

Actor Robbie Amell, who previously topbilled The Tomorrow People, tweeted the message, “Do you believe?” along with the hashtag #TheXFiles, which is technically a play on the initial show’s tagline, X Files: I Want to Believe. Amell will play the role of FBI Agent Miller, described as a “smart and smooth” field operative in the write up published by International Business Times.

Along with Amell, Lauren Ambrose, who will play the “sharp and confident” Agent Einstein, will also join the cast as Agent Miller’s partner to become the next generation of FBI veterans Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). Both successors will appear only on the fourth episode of the six-episode reboot, which could possibly imply that there will be more X-files installments in the future.

Other characters who are expected to join are main stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who will continue with their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully respectively, Mitch Pileggi, who plays as the Mulder and Scully’s boss, and Walter Skinner, FBI’s assistant director.

Fans will also get to see the return of William Davis, the Cigarette Smoking Man, a government official and arch enemy of Mulder and Scully as he covered up alien existence and their plans to invade Earth, as well as Annabeth Gish and Robert Patrick, the special agents who were the “backups” of the pair when they stopped appearing in the latter part of the series. In addition, Joel McHale will appear in a guest to play the role of Tad O’Malley, an online news network’s conservative anchor.

The 15-second clip did not reveal much about the upcoming plot as it remained mysterious, even playing its theme song in the background for additional crypt. According to Digital Trends, Duchovny said that it will be a mix of its standalone stories and the mythology which the series was made famous for during its nine-season run. 

The reboot of X-Files is set to return the screen on January 26 next year after more than a decade of hiatus from Fox Drama and seven years after its show, X-Files: I Want to Believe