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The X Files will be back - as an audio drama

While confirmation is yet to emerge about an eleventh season of The X Files (negotiations continue but Fox are hopeful), here's a piece of news to tide you over. David Duchovny and Gillian will be reprising their roles as Mulder and Scully for a new audio drama for Audible.

The X-Files: Cold Cases will be set between the 2008 movie The X-Files: I Want To Believe and the revival series from 2016, filling in some of the gaps before Mulder and Scully returned to The X Files. The audio will also feature Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), The Cigarette Smoking Man (William B Davis) and the 'Lone Gunmen' (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood).

Here's the synopsis.

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 audio is written by Dirk Maggs, with creative direction from The X Files creator Chris Carter. The X-Files: Cold Cases will be released in July and you can pre-order the audio here.