Mulder and Scully may have become one of TV's most iconic duos, but it wasn't always so.
A pair of YA novels has been planned, set to follow the adventures of a 15-year-old Dana Scully and 17-year-old Fox Mulder. Revealed by Entertainment Weekly, the adjacent narratives Agent of Chaos and Devil's Advocate are both set in the spring of 1979; when paranoia surrounding serial murders, the occult, and government conspiracies lit up the news networks.
The novel promises to essentially act as origin stories for the pair, marking the life-changing experiences that propelled both towards a career in the FBI. This, of course, forms an accompaniment to the recently rebooted The X-Files television series, which saw the return of both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Mulder and Scully.
Mulder's story, Agent of Chaos, will be penned by New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, who co-authored Beautiful Creatures; Scully's Devil's Advocate will be authored by Jonathan Maberry, another New York Times bestselling author and Marvel Comics writer, known for Assassin's Code and Patient Zero.
TV reboots in pictures
TV reboots in pictures
1/11 The X-Files
A case for Mulder and Scully? David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in ‘The X-Files’ .
2/11 Full House
The cast of Full House circa 1987. The original series first aired in 1987 and ran for eight seasons until 1995. It is set to return and be shown on Netflix.
3/11 The Powerpuff Girls
A new series of the late Nineties superhero series is expected in 2016 with new voice actors as the girls.
Sylar, Peter and co make a welcome return to our TV screens with a third series of the popular show Heroes.
Meet the Thunderbirds of 2015: L-R, Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John in front of their home, the exotic Tracy Island. The CGI versions are a far cry from the puppets of the '60s version.
6/11 Danger Mouse
Pointless host Alexander Armstrong takes over from Sir David Jason as the lead in the upcoming Danger Mouse CBBC'S remake.
7/11 Red Dwarf
The Emmy Award winning sci-fi comedy is to return in 2016 and 2017 with some of the original cast: Craig Charles as Dave Lister, Robert Llewellyn as Kryten and Chris Barrie as Arnold Rimmer.
8/11 House of Cards
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix original series House of Cards.
Actor Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in BBC1's remake of its classic 1970s series.
The original 'Teletubbies' are set to return to our screens, 20 years later.
11/11 The Clangers
"When I watched the pilot episode back in 1993, I became immediately obsessed with The X-Files," stated Erin Stein, Publisher of Imprint. "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."
The novels will be published by Imprint/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, set for simultaneous release in January 2017.
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