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The X Files will be back - as an audio drama

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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.

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Chris Carter's The X Files was the cultural zeitgeist of the 1990s, turning Mulder and Scully into television heroes. With its mix of aliens, conspiracies, monsters and serial killers, it revolutionised cult television and returned for new six-part revival in 2016 and another 10 episodes in 2018. Check out our 'The X Files Revisited', reviewing key episodes from across all seasons and both movies and our weekly reviews of season 11.

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