As another chapter in The X-Files soon comes to a close, while another season is uncertain at present, fans can soon enjoy The X-Files Origins, two books about Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as teenagers.
The current revival of the popular show The X-Files is almost over, giving fans a short-lived taste once again for the exciting adventures of Mulder and Scully. The Inquisitr recently published a couple of spoilers for the last episode in the current mini-series, and also hinted that there might possibly be more to come.
Reportedly, the whole emotional vibe surrounding the last episode makes it even more likely that another season will follow in the future, although nothing has yet been confirmed. Even the creator of The X-Files, Chris Carter, has admitted that the lives of Mulder and Scully will continue, but says there is no guarantee that another TV chapter in their lives is in the works.
However, to keep fans happy in the meantime, Entertainment has just announced the upcoming publication of two YA novels in The X-Files Origins series about their favorite characters, but at a much younger age. Dana Scully will be 15 years of age, alongside a young 17-year-old Fox Mulder, in the two new novels. Both iconic characters get a whole book to themselves, making the two novels a prequel into their whole The X-Files experience.
The books will be titled Agent of Chaos and Devil’s Advocate, and will be published by Imprint/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. While the books are set to target the younger reading market, adults will quite possibly get a kick out of them, too.
Both stories are reportedly set in the spring of 1979, at a time when the occult, serial murders, and government conspiracy were all over the news. The books follow the paths taken by teenage Mulder and Scully as life-changing experiences push them towards becoming the FBI agents we know and love so well, played by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files TV show.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 22, 2016
Erin Stein, publisher at Imprint, is a firm fan of The X-Files and told Entertainment, “When I watched the pilot episode back in 1993, I became immediately obsessed with The X-Files.” Stein went on to say as a die-hard fan of the show that this gave her the opportunity to “work with incredible authors on original stories about these characters,” which is a dream come true for her.
“Why did Mulder become a believer? Why did Scully become a skeptic? We get to tell those stories.”
As for the incredible authors involved in the two new YA novels, what will be Mulder’s story, Agent of Chaos, is to be written by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia.
Garcia was the co-author of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels, as well as a solo series, The Legion, which included the New York Times bestselling book Unbreakable and its sequel novel, Unmarked. Both the latter books became Bram Stoker Award nominees.
Garcia is definitely excited, as she takes to Twitter to announce her new project.
— Kami Garcia (@kamigarcia) February 22, 2016
Scully’s story, Devil’s Advocate, is to be penned by Jonathan Maberry, a New York Times bestselling horror and thriller author, Marvel Comics writer, and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner. Among his books are Assassin’s Code, Dead of Night, Patient Zero, and Rot & Ruin.
— Larry Stowe (@larrysstowe) February 21, 2016
Reportedly, the two new novels in The X-Files Origins series will both publish simultaneously in January, 2017. Now we can just imagine Chris Carter coming up with a prequel of The X-Files new stories for TV with much younger stars.