Talk about a dream come true - one of The X-Files' biggest fans will be guest-starring in an episode of the upcoming series revival.
Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani will be appearing in one of the show's episodes, the actor announced over the weekend. He posted a photo of himself with series stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, with a caption that read, "The lighting is weird because there is a UFO right above our heads."
The lighting is weird because there is a UFO right above our heads. pic.twitter.com/uCW9kTyCJL— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) July 18, 2015
"I got to be in an ep of my favorite show," he wrote in a later tweet. "And this script is wonderful."
I had been trying to stay calm & approach it like any other job. And then I freaked out soon as I saw this. pic.twitter.com/reBKXIlXQ4— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) July 19, 2015
Nanjiani is outspoken about his love for the show and currently hosts The X-Files Files podcast, which yes, is him and guests talking about episodes. While he may or may not book Anderson or Duchovny for his show, he did get a pretty sweet opportunity for some behind-the-scenes audio while on set:
We were shooting nights. It was 3 AM. Gillian & David were reminiscing about the show. She looked at me & said "You should record this."— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) July 19, 2015
So I did. I recorded them swapping stories, laughing. I don't know how the quality is cuz it was on my phone. But I hope to release it soon.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) July 19, 2015
The X-Files returns to Fox in January.