Haley Joel Osment signs up for The X-Files

Former child star Haley Joel Osment will be part of the latest The X-Files season.

Details about The Sixth Sense star's role is being kept under lock and key, but fans feel sure he might be playing beloved FBI assistant director Skinner as a young man.

The X-Files' season 11 will premiere next year (18), reuniting David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson for the last time as their FBI agent characters, Mulder and Scully, search for their long-lost son William.

Anderson has made it clear this will be her last outing in The X-Files.