Audible Studios has released the first trailer and poster for the new audio book The X-Files: Cold Cases, which is currently available for pre-order ahead of its release on July 18. The series that had a generation looking to the sky gets a breathtaking audio reprise in an original full-cast dramatization featuring actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning to voice FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The trailer features David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pillegi (Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (The Cigarette Smoking Man), Tom Braidwood (Melvin Frohike), Dean Haglund (Richard "Ringo" Langley) and Bruce Harwood (John Fitzgerald Byers).
Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris, with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter, adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before. For fans who aren't subscribers to Audible, you can pre-order this audio book for free by signing up for a 30-day free trial, otherwise, the pre-order costs $24.95.
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 US government and forces not of this world.
Here, fans are treated once again to Mulder and Scully's irreplicable chemistry as only the series' leads could deliver, Duchovny's deadpan and cynical aloofness finding its natural counterpoint in Anderson's unwavering intelligence and rigidity. Appearances from series regulars and the actors who made them fan favorites round out this must-listen arc include the gruff, no-BS righteousness of Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), the distinctive click-puff of the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) and the stooge-like hijinks of three beloved conspiracy theorists called the Lone Gunmen (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood).
Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, find your "I Want to Believe" poster. Break out that makeshift alien stiletto. Grab a pack of Morley cigarettes. The truth is out there. You just have to listen. Join the conversation with the hashtag #istillwanttobelieve. This audio book could very well keep fans occupied until the next season of The X-Files arrives on the small screen. Fox president David Madden hinted at the TCA Winter Tour this past January that the network is very close to ordering The X-Files Season 11, but we the network still hasn't announced a renewal quite yet. The network could announce a new season during its upfront presentation in New York next month, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. Take a look at the trailer for The X-Files: Cold Casese audio book, along with the official artwork below.