After nine years starring in one of the most successful sci-fi television series of all time, it’s fitting that The X Files actress Gillian Anderson would continue to pursue work in the world of science fiction.
According to Entertainment Weekly, that’s exactly what the actress is doing. Anderson has signed on to co-write a sci-fi book series with writer Jeff Rovin. The series is called the EarthEnd Saga. The first book, entitled A Vision of Fire, is set to be published in October by Simon & Schuster’s new science fiction imprint, Simon451. The new imprint will be geared toward science fiction and “speculative fiction.”
Anderson says she’s developed a mind for sci-fi after all those years of acting it out on the small screen. She says she wants to write science fiction novels that involve a strong female character.
But don’t think Gillian Anderson is giving up on acting yet. Her new NBC series Crisis debuts in March. She also stars in a series called The Fall and will appear in a few episodes of NBC’s Hannibal this season.
More information about the new Simon451 imprint is expected to come out at New York Comic-Con in October.