Last fall, we brought you the news that Chris Carter (creator of 'The X-Files' and 'Millenium') was set to return to series TV for the first time in over a decade. The new project is an apocalyptic thriller called 'The After,' which is being developed in conjunction with production company Georgeville TV. Not that much is known about the series' plot, but it's at least confirmed that it will start at the beginning of the end of the world.
According to Deadline, 'The After' has now been granted a pilot order by Amazon Studios, and will be the latest show to air exclusively on the Amazon Prime streaming service. The drama is just one of multiple new pilots ordered by the internet giant. Carter will both write and direct, and with his pedigree, I can't see Amazon not picking the series up for at least one season.
Chris Carter has been largely off the Hollywood grid since 'The X-Files' ended in 2002, with his only project of any real notoriety being the second 'XF' film 'I Want To Believe' in 2008. Rumors persist of a possible third theatrical 'Files' outing, but nothing is official yet. Personally, I'd rather see a 'Millennium' movie. Frank Black needs to solve one last case, and it needs to happen before Lance Henriksen is too old to walk. The man is almost 75, get to work FOX.
Will you follow Chris Carter into 'The After'?