IDW is announcing a five-issue miniseries that will take us to the origins of The X-Files!
Straight from IDW, Year Zero will be presenting us with the people and the events that set in motion that the X-Files were established as a division within the FBI.
According to IDW, "the multi-talented veteran Karl Kesel (FF, Superboy) makes his debut at IDW as the writer on the series. Vic Malhotra (The X-Files: Conspiracy: The Crow) and Greg Scott (The X-Files: Season 10) will be splitting art duties with Malhotra providing the art for the 1940s sequences and Scott drawing the present day storyline. Covers will be provided by Season 10â€™s Carlos Valenzuela, with pulp-novel-inspired subscription variants by Robert Hack (Doctor Who) and a retailer incentive cover by Eisner Award-winner Francesco Francavilla for the first installment."
Likewise, Kesel talks to IDW on their release article about how it feels to be writing a new series based in such iconic storylines: "We've always thought the 40s would be a wonderful setting for X-Files, with the Russian red menace, atomic mutations and flying saucers all lurking in the shadows. What I like to think of as "UFO Noir," said Kesel from an undisclosed location. "Of course, iconic characters like Mulder and Scully are a joy to write, and being given the opportunity to introduce their predecessors” Bing Ellinson and Millie Ohio, ”well, the truth is it's all a little unbelievable to me. But the unbelievable is what X-Files is all about, isn't it?"
We're surely excited with all the work that IDW has been doing for the franchise and very intrigued by this new event. Stay tuned for more updates as they come!
We've been waiting for The X-Files Annual 2014 #1 with bated breath since it was first announced, and me, even more so than usual because of the people involved which are some of my favorites in the world of writing. Having had the experience with Spotnitz' Wildstrom comics and Rotter's previously published works (The Human Bobby, Duck Duck Wally), I have to admit to having great expectations for this issue.
Californication may be wrapping up, but David Duchovny won't be off of our television screens for long. NBC has given a 13-episode order to Aquarius, a police thriller in which Duchovny will star. The series will take place in Los Angeles and revolve around the hunt for Charles Manson.
David will play an LAPD Sergeant with a "complicated personal life". Of the series he says, "I think Aquarius has a chance to be a special show and I canâ€™t wait to get going."
It seems that both of our favorite former FBI Agents will be keeping NBC's show schedule full. We will keep you up to date as more details on the series emerge. Until then, read more over at Variety.