Source: Deadline | Posted By: Dan Geer
Back in the 90s, Chris Carter was a name that was inescapable for regular television viewers of the time. After creating The X-Files, one of FOX’s biggest hits of all time, it was clear the man had talent and could take TV to places it had never gone before. He also developed such cult hits as Millennium and Harsh Realm, but they unfortunately never really got the attention they deserved and were canceled far too soon.
Lately, however, Carter has been working his way back to TV. Last year, it was reported that he was developing a “female-lead mystery police thriller” titled Unique, which unfortunately ended up getting canned before it could ever get off the ground. Now, he’s back at it again, this time with a show more in the vein of The X-Files called The After, featuring a story centered around a mysterious event that contains elements of “science fiction, suspense, and real-world fear and paranoia,” according to Deadline. Read on for details!
Chris Carter has teamed up with Georgeville Television to finance The After, and the series will be shopped by newly formed Sierra/Engine Television at next week’s MIPCOM TV market. Regarding the series, Georgeville CEO Marc Rosen said that “Chris [Carter] has woven his mythology magic within a very human, grounded story about the moment when we realize all of our worst fears about the world and its future.”
Carter’s return to dramatic storytelling on television is something that is really long overdue. While there is a lot of great programming out there on TV these days, much of it was inspired by The X-Files, Millennium, etc. Science fiction and police procedural storytelling on TV just wouldn’t be what it is today without Carter’s brilliant vision for what television could be back in the 90s. Hopefully his new show actually takes off this time and brings back some of that magic…
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