1st mysterious footage from Chris Carter's new sci-fi series The After

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Feb 3, 2014, 5:52 PM EST

Good news, X-Files fans -- we finally have our first look at Chris Carter’s new sci-fi series, The After, and it looks positively epic.

The Amazon Studios series “follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation,” and Carter has managed to keep most of the secrets very close to his vest. Though the first footage is action-packed, it still manages not to tell us too much.

The 1+ minute clip doesn’t offer up many details, but it does set a pretty massive tone for the series, and it arguably looks to be one of the biggest pilots Amazon has worked on up to this point. The scene basically shows pure anarchy on a city-wide scale, as nobody knows what the heck is going on.

If you’re looking for a point of reference, it bears some striking similarities to the opening episode of ABC’s ill-fated Flashforward, as far as the scope is concerned. There are also some undercurrents of Lost in there, as well, as there seem to be secrets piled on top of more secrets.

The series stars Sharon Lawrence (Drop Dead Diva), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes), Jamie Kennedy (Ghost Whisperer), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Andrew Howard (Limitless), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Jaina Lee Ortiz and Louise Monot. The pilot is expected to debut online at some point within the next few months, and at that point the studio will make a pickup decision based on public input.

Sadly, there’s no embed available, so click here to check it out.

What do you think? Does it look like a worthy return for the X-Files creator?

(Via Entertainment Weekly)