Business Wire 18-Jul-2017 9:00 AM
Exclusive Original Audio Drama Features Stars of the Award-Winning TV Series in an Adaptation by Award-Winning Producer Dirk Maggs
NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of The X-Files: Cold Cases, an exclusive original audio production starring Golden Globe award-winner David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Golden Globe and Emmy award-winner Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully. Joining Duchovny and Anderson are series regulars Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man), and Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood (the Lone Gunmen). The recording is based on the fan-favorite graphic novels by Joe Harris, which were created with direction from series creator Chris Carter. Adapted for audio by aural auteur Dirk Maggs, this thrilling addition to the X-Files oeuvre is now available for download at Audible.com/xfiles.
NarratingThe X-Files: Cold Casesand bringing the X-Files universe to the audio format for Audible has been a whole new experience, said Gillian Anderson.This is the very first time one of Joe Harris graphic novels has been made into an audio projectand fans will lose themselves in this rich story.
Adapted and directed by Maggs, best-known for his work on Douglas Adams The Hitchhikers Guideto the Galaxy (BBC), Neil Gaimans Neverwhere (BBC) and Alien: River of Pain (Audible), The X-Files: Cold Cases provides a never-before-told backstory following the events of the film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Along with the series iconic theme music, The X-Files: Cold Cases features an otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, as the adventures of Mulder and Scully come to life in an electrifying new medium.
Audible Studios has conjured the world of Mulder and Scully and The X-Files with the enthusiastic participation of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and other members of the classic cast, said producer Dirk Maggs. These adventures, based on Joe Harriss stories, are intense, fast-moving and witty, and nothing beats the experience of losing yourself in an audio universe.
Fans of the X-Files TV show and the graphic novels will be enthralled by the other worldly heroes, monsters and villains in these stories, said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. Uncovering the truth as events unfold in The X-Files Cold Cases is an entertaining listening experience like no other.
The X-Files series originally premiered in September 1993, rising from a breakout sci-fi favorite to one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award. Twentieth-Century Foxs reboot of the X-Files TV series has brought more critical acclaim; Season 11 is currently in production, slated for 2018.
IDW Publishing publishes more than 20 years worth of The X-Files graphic novels, and continues to release new volumes of paranormal mystery.
With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any one audiobook, including The X-Files: Cold Cases, free.
In addition to David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, among the acclaimed performers who have narrated works of literature for Audible are Sean Penn, Nick Offerman, Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, James Franco, and Jesse Eisenberg. Audible Studios has won a Grammy Award, for its production of Janis Ians memoir Societys Child, and has also been recognized with the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year, most recently for Colin Firths performance of Graham Greenes The End of the Affair. Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2016, Audible members downloaded an average of 17 books over the course of the year. More than half of new Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.
ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
Audible, Inc., anAmazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 350,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apples iTunes Store.
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