Fans of “The X-Files” are getting a continuation of the series in an unexpected avenue. Have you ever wondered how Mulder and Scully became well, Mulder and Scully? In the original series we only get small glimpses into both characters pasts – mostly their childhood – but what happen in the years leading up to their life changing partnerships?
Two young adult novels are striving to answer those questions. The books, Agents of Chaos and Devil’s Advocate, are set in 1979, and will follow teenage Mulder and Scully (separately) as they experience “life-changing events” that define their future belief and skepticism. Mulder will be 17 in Agents of Chaos, while Scully will be just 15 in Devil’s Advocate.
Both books are set for a January 2017 release with Kami Garcia (The Legion) writing the first book, and Jonathan Maberry (Assassin’s Code) the second.
“As a diehard fan of the show, the opportunity to work with incredible authors on original stories about these characters is a dream come true for me,” said Erin Stein of Imprint/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. “Why did Mulder become a believer? Why did Scully become a skeptic? We get to tell those stories.”
Meanwhile, X-Files creator Chris Carter has left fans in uncertainty with the end of the rebooted series. There is a possibility for more episodes considering both actors are open to it but there is nothing confirmed.
Fans always hoped that the world of “X-Files” would continue on somehow after the television series ended and the 2008 film was released. Bringing joy to many, IDW Publishing has announced that it will partner with Twentieth Century FOX Consumer Products to create a brand-new series of comics that will resume where the 2008 movie “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” left off.
Chris Ryall, IDW’s chief creative officer and editor in chief, commented of the recent announcement saying,
“Few shows have captured the zeitgeist and fans’ imaginations like ‘The X-Files,’ and fewer shows still have left people hungry for more in the way this one did. Our new series will be picking up where the second film left off, which will hopefully be as exciting for fans to read as it is for us to develop.”
“The X-Files” series aired for nine seasons on Fox between 1993 and 2002, and spawned two films. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson starred as two FBI agents investigating a wide variety of paranormal mysteries, while searching for the truth behind government conspiracies to cover up an extraterrestrial plot to colonize the planet.
IDW will be releasing the “X-Files” comic books as well as reprint classic issues that were published between 1995 and 2009. Wildstorm was the last company to hold the license for the beloved property before folding in 2010.
The publishing company is also the one behind much loved comic book series such as “30 Days of Night,” “Doctor Who” and “Star Trek.”