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Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby has confirmed he's joining the cast for a new season of The X-Files.

Darby's friend David Farrier revealed the Flight of the Conchords star is heading to Vancouver to join David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson for The X-Files shoot.

No details about the role Darby may be playing have been released, but Darby confirmed the news on Twitter.

Creator Chris Carter announced the show's six-episode resurrection in March this year.

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Darby has been spending time in the US this year working on Wrecked.

Darby and Farrier starred together on the show Short Poppies and co-host The Cryptid Factor podcast.

- nzherald.co.nz