Have you ever wondered what FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully were like as teenagers? Those questions will be answered soon in a pair of upcoming books that will be officially recognized as part of The X-Files canon. These first two entries of what might become an ongoing series will bring a whole new chapter to this saga, which was most recently continued in Fox's The X-Files event series.
The YA novels, which are being aimed at tweens and teenagers, will follow a 15 year-old Dana Scully and a 17-year-old Fox Mulder. The first book is titled Agent of Chaos. The Second novel in the series is titled Devil's Advocate. Both stories are set in the spring of 1979.
Serial murder, the occult and government conspiracy will rest at the heart of these all-new tales. The subjects were all prevalent in the news of that era, and are certainly on the minds of high schoolers Fox and Scully. Imprint/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group is publishing the two novels. And these written works will show us a few life-changing events in the lives of our two favorite FBI agents.
The events depicted in the books will set the characters played by Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny on their career paths. And they will tie directly into The X-Files TV show. Each book will actually be devoted to one of the two characters. Agent of Chaos centers on Mulder, with No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia delving deep into his somewhat dark past. Kami Garcia is best known for the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels, and has The Lovely Reckless coming in October 2016. She is also responsible for The Legion series, which includes New York Times bestseller Unbreakable and its sequel Unmarked, both nominated for the Bram Stoker award. No further story details for Agent of Chaos have been released.
Devil's Advocate will tell the story of a young Scully. It is coming from New York Times bestselling thriller and horror novelist Jonathan Maberry, winner of multiple Bram Stoker Awards. He's also written for Marvel comics. His books include Assassin's Code, Dead of Night, Patient Zero, and Rot & Ruin. No Devil's Advocate details have been revealed at this time. Says Publisher of Imprint Erin Stein.
"When I watched the pilot episode back in 1993, I became immediately obsessed with The X-Files. 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."
While Fox wants more new episodes of The X-Files, no talks for an event sequel series have begun. And it isn't known when the entire creative team will have time to reunite once again. So, instead of getting another season next January, these two books will arrive in that same frame next year. Season 1 of the event series airs its finale My Struggles II tonight. So, who's excited about learning the true past of Mulder and Scully?