If you can’t wait for another season of The X-Files, Audible Studios is about to make you a believer again with The X-Files: Cold Cases audio book movie series.
On July 18, Audible Studios will release “Cold Cases” with familiar characters voiced by original actors from the TV series. Yep, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively, for these tales.
Set after the events of “The X-Files: I Want to Believe,” this project provides additional backstory to the incidents that pulled Mulder and Scully out of reclusion prior to the 2016 miniseries revival.
A database breach at FBI headquarters allows an unknown group to access and capitalize on those investigations left unsolved—dubbed cold cases—by the secret department once known as The X-Files.
As friends and foes of the agency long thought gone begin to inexplicably reappear, former agents Mulder and Scully come out of anonymity to face a growing conspiracy that involves not only their former department but the U.S. government and forces not of this world.
Series creator Chris Carter offers creative direction for these new stories based upon Joe Harris’s graphic novels. Aural auteur Dirk Maggs adapted “Cold Cases” specifically for the audio format, creating a soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures and humming spacecraft.
Besides Scully and Mulder,“Cold Cases” drags other characters into the investigations. Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) return to help or derail the duo. The Lone Gunmen (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund and Bruce Harwood) still spout their conspiracy theories.
In the clip below, titled “Security Breach,” Skinner informs Mulder and Scully about the database breach at FBI headquarters:
Fans can preorder the first book of “The X-Files: Cold Cases” for $24.95 at www.audible.com/xfiles. If you get a membership, you can purchase new audio books each month for $14.95. Audible offers a 30-day trail and you can exchange books or cancel any time.
During my latest stint on WGN Radio’s Bill and Wendy Show, Bill Leff asked about a new season of “The X-Files.” Apparently Fox is working on one, but no one is sure when that might happen. However, I wonder if the rumor Bill heard was really about the Audible books.
As Audible points out, “The truth is out there. You just have to listen.”