Amazon is all set to launch its latest Audible series, The Coldest Case: A Black Book drama. It will feature the voices of the Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul and Krysten Ritter, along with Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel.
The Coldest Case, which is the prequel of James Patterson’s bestseller the Black Book, is the very first of five new Audible projects of the author. The central plot revolves around a homicide detective, Billy Harney, and his new patron Kate, who is sent on an undercover mission to penetrate a Chicago drug gang.
“When several members of the ring turn up dead, Billy abruptly pulls Kate out, blowing her cover. Kate’s informant inside the gang disappears — along with the ring’s black book.”
“As Billy and Kate investigate the ring’s murders, they’ll be pulled into a dangerous web of corrupt politicians, vengeful billionaires, drugged pro-athletes, and violent, dark web conspiracies, all in search of the missing black book.” Audible’s official synopsis briefed.
Paul and Ritter, who acquired fame as the ill-fated love-birds, Jesse Pinkman and Jane Margolis, were reunited in Breaking Bad’s spin-off movie El Camino. Later on, Paul moved on to star in Westworld III, while Ritter signed up for Marvel’s Jessica Jones series, which now stands canceled.
Announcing the multi-project deal with Audible, Patterson said he was thrilled to collaborate with Audible and continued,
“I’m particularly looking forward to building stories specifically for the listening experience — the spin of a tire wheel, the gravel in a villain’s voice, the note of triumph in a detective’s final words as he closes a case — all performed by gifted, top-tier talent.”