The X-Files will return in a new audio drama from Audible featuring the original television cast.
The X-Files returned to our televisions last year in a limited mini series that I think didn’t quite have the impact 20th Century Fox Television had hoped for.
However, all is not lost, a new X-Files production is coming later this year from Audible and Dirk Maggs.
Dirk Maggs, as I’ve mentioned here before at The Unheard Nerd, is a producer and director of some excellent audio dramas that I like to think of as films without pictures. These audio dramas feature a full cast, soundtrack and sound effects to immerse you in the story.
If you want an example of Dirk’s work, check out Batman: Knightfall, An American Werewolf in London, Alien: Out of the Shadows (review), Stardust, the list goes on.
Titled The X-Files: Cold Cases, the series is based on the graphic novels by Joe Harris. The story is set after season nine and explains why Mulder and Scully returned to the X-Flies which leads into the events of season ten.
Not only are David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their infamous roles but several other television cast members are also returning including Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man) and Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund and Bruce Harwood (The Lone Gunmen).
The X-Files: Cold Cases is due for release from Audible in July.
Set after the events of The X-Files: I Want To Believe – providing additional backstory to the incidents that pulled Mulder and Scully out of reclusion prior to 2016’s miniseries revival – a database breach at FBI headquarters allows an unknown group to access and capitalize on those investigations left unsolved by the secret department once known as The X-Files.