Craig Robinson and Adam Scott
Having starred together in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Craig Robinson and Adam Scott are set to reunite in Fox's new X-Files style comedy series Ghosted Michael Loccisano / Frederick M. Brown / Getty

It's hard to imagine who could step into David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson's shoes when it comes The X-Files' Mulder and Scully but Craig Robinson and Adam Scott are looking to try! Okay, so the duo might not be replacing the well-loved actors in those specific roles, but according to Fox, they'll be taking on a "comedic" version of the cult-like show in upcoming television series Ghosted.

According to Deadline, the pair's characters in the 20th Century Fox show will be "hired by the Underground Investigative Service to look into the rampant 'unexplained' activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race."

(We can almost hear that instrumental theme music now!) Robinson's character will reportedly be a cynical, yet hilarious, sceptic (à la Dana Scully, minus the humour) named Leroy Wright while Scott is set to portray experienced, "true believer" of the paranormal between them, Max Allison.

No other cast members have been announced yet, however given the two actors ensemble-filled filmography, they'll likely be some other big names in comedy set to appear across the show's run.

That Awkward Moment writer Tom Gormican is on board to write the script while Robinson, Scott and 3 Arts' Mark Schulman and Oly Obst will act as executive producers alongside him.

Ghosted won't mark the first time Robinson and Scott have worked together, given that the twosome were both seen in the 2015 sci-fi comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Aside from their work on that title however, Robinson was last seen in R-rated animation Sausage Party and drama-thriller series Mr. Robot. Scott is best known for his recurring role as Amy Poehler's onscreen love interest in sitcom Parks And Recreation and most recently appeared in horror-comedy Krampus opposite Toni Collette.

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