Since the X-Files revival in 2016, there was a gap between the events of the 2008 film I Want To Believe and the recent series. When we left Mulder and Scully in the final episode of the original series in 2002, the earth was due to be colonised by aliens in 2012. Maybe now we’ll find out what happened.
The X-Files: Cold Cases aims to fill in that much-needed space by adapting the X-Files graphic novels by Joe Harris into an audiobook, voiced by Mulder and Scully themselves Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.
Conceived by award-winning radio director Dirk Maggs, best known for his work on the superb audio adaptation of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere for the BBC, with creative direction from X-Files creator Chris Carter; the official synopsis is as follows:
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.
As friends and foes of the agency long thought gone begin to inexplicably reappear, former agents Mulder and Scully come out of anonymity to tackle a growing conspiracy involving their former department, the US government, and forces not of this world.
The X-Files: Cold Cases will feature other actors from the show reprising their roles, including Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man), and conspiracy theorist trio Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood (the Lone Gunmen).
We’re looking forward to once again revisiting the irresistible chemistry between Mulder and Scully along with the stellar talents of the accompanying cast.
The truth is out there. You just have to listen.
The X-Files: Cold Cases is available to pre-order now at www.audible.co.uk.