X-Files cast reuniting for new Audible audio drama

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Apr 10, 2017, 10:55 PM EDT

X-Philes can never get enough of their favorite conspiracy theory series, The X-Files -- not even after two movies, multiple comic books, a short story collection and a limited series in 2016. So what’s next for fans, who are still wondering if The Truth Is Out There? An audio drama!

Not just any audio drama, but one starring some familiar voices. In X-Files: Cold Cases, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return as the stars of the show; Mitch Pileggi and Willliam B. Davis will provide ample aid and/or menace; and Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund and Bruce Harwood will sound off as the geek chorus.

The X-Files: Cold Cases will be based on Joe Harris’ X-Files comics, although Audible has not said which one; Harris has written several series, including X-Files Season 10 and X-Files Season 11.

According to Audible, the new story is ...

"Set after the events of The X-Files: I Want to Believe and 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 -- 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."

Audio dramas are some of the best entertainment you can get, as fans of Big Finish Productions will tell you. You get the feel of the series you know and love, and your imagination fills in the gaps. Even better: X-Files: Cold Cases will be produced by Dirk Maggs, whose credits include radio dramas of Batman, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, Judge Dredd and later seasons of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

As Audible says, “The truth is out there. You just have to listen.”

I hear that.

The X-Files: Cold Cases will be released on July 18, 2017.