David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are reprising their roles of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively, for an X-Files audiobook.
Audible has announced The X-Files: Cold Cases, an audiobook set after the I Want to Believe film and a precursor to the Season 10 mini-series. Duchovny and Anderson will provide their voices, along with other returning cast members from the TV series.
Mitch Pileggi is returning as Walter Skinner, while William B. Davis is coming back as the Cigarette Smoking Man. The Lone Gunmen will also pop up again, voiced by Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund and Bruce Harwood.
On top of the audiobook, FOX is also looking to bring back Mulder and Scully for more X-Files episodes in the future.
A clip from the recording, premiering at Rolling Stone, contains audio of Scully running, out of breath, while calling a medical service. A voice comes on the line, addressing her as "Dr. Blake," and she describes a group of people wearing hoods and robes who are chasing her. "They're chanting," she says. "I have a gunshot wound to my left arm, and I think the chanting is some kind of psychic attack." Scully explains who she is and asks for the receptionist to get her message to the FBI's Assistant Director Walter Skinner. At the end, she confronts the surprising, supernatural person who shot her and things get really strange.
The plot revolves around a database breach at the FBI, allowing a group to access unsolved X-files that have been dubbed "cold cases." As villains from the agents' past begin resurfacing, Mulder and Scully come out of hiding to challenge the conspiracy, which also involves the U.S. government and extraterrestrial forces.
The source material is graphic novels written by Joe Harris, with X-Filescreator Chris Carter serving as producer and creative director. Dirk Maggs, whom Audible describes as an "aural auteur," adapted the story to the audio format; he previously worked on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Alien: Out of the Shadows.