Joel McHale is gearing up to enter the weird world of aliens, monsters and super-complicated government conspiracies.
The comedian, who also hosts E!'s The Soup, will reportedly play a conservative news anchor who forms an unlikely friendship with Special Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny).
The upcoming six-episode limited run of The X-Files comes 13 years after the show first went off the air, and almost seven years after the franchise's second feature film The X-Files: I Want to Believe was released in theaters.
The new series is set to premiere Jan. 14.
Just this week, McHale opened up about the possibility of a feature film version of Community. Hear what the star has to say about the sitcom's chances at getting a big screen adaptation: