After years of playing second fiddle to Agents Mulder and Scully on the hit FOX series The X-Files
, the hugely popular trio of computer-hacking conspiracy geeks popularly known as The Lone Gunmen are finally heading out on their own. Never ones to stray far from the center of corporate and government intrigue, the threesome of Byers
(Bruce Harwood), Frohike
(Tom Braidwood) and Langly
(Dean Haglund) play like a misguided Mission Impossible team, embarking on a series of comic adventures that simultaneously highlight their genius and ineptitude. While their newfound independence inspires them to investigate even the most shadowy of conspiracies, their social skills remain stagnant, which only makes their lives more difficult when they learn their chief competitor in the "information business" is the brilliant and beautiful Yves Adele Harlow
(Zuleikha Robinson). Perpetually short of funds to publish The Lone Gunmen
newspaper, Byers, Frohike and Langly begrudgingly take on Jimmy Bond
(Stephen Snedden) as an unlikely benefactor who bankrolls their missions and joins them in their investigations to uncover the truth.