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We ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’ for X-Files‘ Revival with Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell


We were already psyched for the X-Files revival yesterday when Kumail Nanjiani announced he’d be joining the show; today, we hear that Lauren Ambrose and Robbie Amell have signed on to the project as well. Fans of The Flash will likely recognize Robbie Amell’s name from his role as Firestorm. Lauren Ambrose, who has appeared on Six Feet Under and Torchwood, also has a very special credit to geek culture in her past: she played the original ’90s alt-chick in Can’t Hardly Wait, where she schooled Seth Green about cultural appropriation:


You can never have too many sharp, confident redheads, as any X-Files fan well knows.

(via The Hollywood Reporter, image via MovieClips, gif via LaurenAmbrose.Tumblr.Com)

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