The X-Files is set to wrap up its revival miniseries tonight, but the story doesn’t end there. Imprint/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has announced two new YA novels that will features teenage versions of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Each of the X-Files Origins novels – Agent of Chaos and Devil’s Advocate – takes place in the spring of 1979, when Mulder was 17 years old and Scully was just 15. It was during that summer that both characters experienced life-changing events that set them on the path to becoming FBI agents and ultimately working on the X-Files.
Agent of Chaos is the Mulder story and will be written by Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures). Devil’s Advocate, Scully’s story, will be written by Jonathan Maberry (Marvel Universe vs. The Avengers).
“When I watched the pilot episode back in 1993, I became immediately obsessed with The X-Files,” says Erin Stein, Publisher of Imprint, in a statement (via EW). “As a die-hard fan of the show, the opportunity to work with incredible authors on original stories about these characters is a dream come true for me. Why did Mulder become a believer? Why did Scully become a skeptic? We get to tell those stories.”
Both The X-Files Origins novels release in Jan. 2017.