Before Fringe there was The X-Files, unsolved cases involving unexplained phenomena that were investigated by FBI agents Fox Mulder, a believer, and Dana Scully, a skeptic. More than a decade after the show’s cancellation, it’s been renewed as a comic. The X-Files: Season 10 is headed by creator Chris Carter and writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific).
“It was already an incredibly exciting prospect to tell stories set after the second THE X-FILES movie, especially after Joe Harris worked up such a great plan in that regard,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “But my excitement level went off the charts after a meeting with Chris Carter, where he agreed to come aboard and executive produce our Season 10. In much the same way Joss Whedon steered our Angel: After the Fall series, Chris has graciously returned to do the same here. What do THE X-FILES look like in this increasingly paranoid and untrusting post-Wikileaks era? Well, they look like canon to me… and come June, the rest of the world will be able to see it for themselves, too.”
The series opens with a 5-part story titled “Believers.” Mulder and Scully are living together under assumed names, and they’ve given baby William up for adoption to protect him. Deputy Director Walter Skinner pays the couple a visit to warn them that the FBI has been hack and their identities have been compromised but the warning comes too late. Scully is chased by a mysterious group known as “Acolytes.” Meanwhile, Mulder realizes: “Whoever hacked into the X-Files doesn’t want us at all…”