Today is a good day for X-Files and Chris Carter fans.
Not only are we getting confirmation that Carter’s new series The After is definitely getting the green light at Amazon, but some of the first details emerge about the apocalyptic supernatural series.
According to Deadline, The After, which is being written and directed by Emmy nominee and The X-Files creator Chris Carter, “follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.”
The brand-new online series produced by Amazon Studios stars Sharon Lawrence (Drop Dead Diva), Jamie Kennedy (Ghost Whisperer), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Andrew Howard (Limitless), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) and French actress Louise Monot.
The pilot will be made available for streaming on Amazon Instant Video in early 2014 — so not too long to wait. As they've done in the past, public response to the pilot will likely determine if the project gets a full series pickup.
About his upcoming new series, Carter said:
“I’m very superstitious about talking about what I’m working on before it’s finished, and it’s more fun if it’s kept a mystery! So let me just say that this is a show that explores human frailty, possibility, terror, and the triumph of the human spirit. I’m so excited to be telling this story with Amazon in this new frontier of television.”
Can the truth be out there for Chris Carter’s upcoming series The After? Will you watch?