2015 is looking to be a big year for The X-FIles…
IDW’s season comics continue the story in great fashion and there’s much talk of a new series albeit a mini one (here) and now, in April, IDW will be releasing a new series called The X-Files: Trust No One with Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon, and Brian Keene all writing on volume one, with three volumes planned so far; it will take place before, during, and up until the beginning of the Season 10 comic storyline and is canon with the series.
Editor of The X-files: Trust no One, Jonathan Maberry, has been talking to X-Files News about why we should be excited about the new series
“The X-Files: Trust No One came about during a lunch meeting… Ted [Adams IDW CEO] said that he’d been thinking about doing some X-Files anthologies and asked if I’d be interested in jumping in. I was very interested and told him that I could probably tap some heavy hitters to write stories for me. He gave me the nod and I jumped in as soon as I got home.
“IDW has a long history with the X-Files. They’ve been killing it with an official Season Ten comic book, written by Joe Harris”
“I grew up with The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, UFO, The Invaders, Kolchak and other shows that were built around a darker tone… I reached out to those writers who had a love of the show and who are superb writers. I also tapped some folks who have long-standing connections toThe X-Files, including Kevin J. Anderson who had a #1 international bestseller with his first X-Files novel. I tapped Brian Keene because he’s one of the most unflinching horror writers in the business. I brought in thriller writers, mystery writers, horror writers, and science fiction writers.
“It took me three and a half hours to build my team. Yeah…there are a lot of writers out there who absolutely love The X-Files.”
As exciting as it sounds, X-Files creator Chris Carter wasn’t involved: “Chris is a very busy guy! Though he’s got ahold of the stories included in our first collection, and, well… I don’t want to give too much away but he may still have a contribution to add to the mix!”
What about timelines? “The stories are set before the series, during the series, around the time of the movies and up to the start of the Season 10 comic. And Joe Harris will be writing a Season 10 prose story for one of the anthologies. The stories are vetted to make sure they stay in continuity.”
If things are successful, there’ll be more to come: Right now I’m building three volumes, and we have some amazing writers lined up for the next couple of books, including Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Weston Ochse, David Liss, Bev Vincent, David Wolverton, Kendare Blake, Kami Garcia, Caitlin Kiernan, Hank Philippi Ryan, John Gilstrap, and many others. We even have a story by Dean Haglund who played Ringo Langley, one of the Lone Gunmen”
Was this something he was glad to pick up? “I was a fan of the X-Files almost from the jump. The first show I saw was episode #3,Squeeze. It was the most interesting, compelling, intelligent and unflinching show I’d seen since the original Twilight Zone. Luckily a friend had taped the first two and I borrowed the tape the next day to watch them. From that point on I was hooked… Being able to edit anthologies of X-Files stories is pretty much a dream come true for me.
“I asked [the writers] to write stories that other fans would feel are true to the heart and soul of the show… I got stories that surprised me, shocked me, disgusted me, and even occasionally scared the bejeezus out of me… the writers brought serious, serious game.”
“[I feel] that any of these stories would have made a powerful and memorable episode of the TV show. I can’t wait to talk with the fans after the books are out.”
The X-Files: Trust No One comes out on April 7thand has us giddy already.
Source: X-Files News