Carter will oversee the comic, which like the Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel: After The Fall and Smallville comics, will pick up where the show left off.
“It was already an incredibly exciting prospect to tell stories set after the second X-Files movie, especially after Joe Harris worked up such a great plan in that regard,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s editor-in-chief, at Emerald City Comicon.
“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 first issue, written by The Fury Of Firestorm‘s Joe Harris and drawn by Comeback‘s Michael Walsh, is due on shelves June 2013. Pick up The X-Files – Seasons 1-9 on DVD for £69.48 from Amazon.co.uk.