It’s a great time to be an X-Files fan. Hot on the heels of the X-Files TV reboot, a new young adult novel series has been announced. The X-Files Origins will follow the shows’ two protagonists, Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, as teenagers.
Imprint/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group announced the new series in an Entertainment Weekly exclusive, and they also revealed details about the first two books. The two novels, Agent of Chaos and Devil’s Advocate, will each focus on one of the two paranormal investigators made famous by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
Both novels will take place in the spring of 1979, “when serial murder, the occult, and government conspiracy were highlighted in the news.” The novels will shed new light on how the two investigators developed their distinctive personalities and chose their unique careers.
Both Agent of Chaos and Devil’s Advocate will be released in January of 2017.