‘The X-Files Origins’ series to follow Mulder and Scully as teenagers

Fans will be able to get their hands on two new YA novels next January

The X-Files Origins series has acquired two new books, which will follow Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as teenagers.

According to Entertainment Weekly, two new YA novels ‘Agent of Chaos’ and ‘Devil’s Advocate’ will be published by Imprint/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and will tell the tale of 17-year old Mulder and 15-year old Scully.

The website reports: “Each story is set in the spring of 1979, when serial murder, the occult, and government conspiracy were highlighted in the news.

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“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-favourite TV show The X-Files.”

‘Agent of Chaos’ is Mulder’s story and will be written by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, while Scully’s story ‘Devil’s Advocate’ will be penned by Jonathan Maberry, a New York Times bestselling thriller and horror novelist.

In a statement, Erin Stein, publisher of Imprint, said: “When I watched the pilot episode back in 1993, I became immediately obsessed with The X-Files.

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“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.”

Agent of Chaos and Devil’s Advocate are due to be published simultaneously in January 2017.

Meanwhile, Mulder and Scully are currently back on our TV screens in a new series of The X-Files, which airs on Monday’s at 9pm on Channel 5.