While we’re all desperately waiting for a Season 11 announcement after last night’s horrible cliffhanger of ‘The X-Files,’ we do know that there will be more adventures of Mulder and Scully coming out in book form. Long term fans already know a lot about the history of the paranormal investigating dynamic duo, it seems that there is quite a bit more of their story to tell which we’ll be able to read in the young adult stories of ‘The X-Files Origins’.
The series will be coming out through Imprint which is Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and will begin with two stand alone stories which are dedicated the Mulder and Scully respectively. Obviously, if we’re getting these two in their teenage years they wouldn’t have met quite yet. That being said, they do take place during the same time period.
The first of which will be ‘Agent of Chaos’ which follows a 17-year old Mulder and the second is ‘Devil’s Advocate’ which tells the story of a 15-year old Scully. While the stories are separate it will show how the news and their life events help to further shape their world views as well as set them to one day end up working together. According to Entertainment Weekly:
Each story is set in the spring of 1979, when serial murder, the occult, and government conspiracy were highlighted in the news. The books follow Mulder and Scully as they experience life-changing events that set them on the path to becoming the FBI agents depicted in by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on the cult-favorite TV show The X-Files.
‘Agent of Chaos’ will be tackled by Kami Garcia (‘Beautiful Creatures’,’Dangerous Creatures’) while ‘Devil’s Advocate’ was penned by the infamous Jonathan Maberry (‘Assassin’s Code’,’Dead of Night’). Both of the novels will be released sometime in January 2017. With Mulder having always believed in the occult there is quite a bit of fun that could be had here at his expense though I’m unsure what story Maberry will possibly be giving us about Scully unless she was originally more open minded and this helps to show why she has become so skeptical.
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