“The truth is out there” but it won’t be Mulder and Scully who will be involved in finding it. Although many X-philes have been hoping for another installment about their favorite FBI agents, it looks like ‘X-Files’ creator Chris Carter is working on another supernatural series called ‘The After’ and he’s teamed up with Georgetown Television to bring it to the small screen.
Written by Carter, ‘The After’ is being described as a thriller which revolves around a mysterious and unexplained event and will incorporate “elements of science-fiction, suspense and real-word fear and paranoia.”
“This is going to be a fantastic ride – one that only (Carter) could conceive – and the secrets, twists, and turns are a fan’s dream,” said Georgeville TV CEO Marc Rosen. “Chris 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.”
While the news of Carter’s return to television sounds promising, the project has yet to find a US network home. Georgeville is planning to shop ‘The After’ at the MIPCOM convention in Cannes, France later this month to try and line up buyers while hoping to get a straight to series order rather than going through the whole pilot process. This international approach may seem like the most viable route for the project due to the ‘X-Files’ high global appeal. The only concern would be that if the series is purchased by an international company, it will also be able to be aired on American networks. Fans may have to wait and see on this one.
Georgeville is making quite an impression for itself as not only will is it behind Carter’s project, they are also behind Syfy reboot of ‘Blake’s 7’ as well as ABC’s ‘Hunters,’ a pandemic thriller from ‘Babylon 5’ creator J. Michael Straczynski and ‘Sense” a new supernatural series from the Wachowski siblings (‘The Matrix’ franchise, ‘Cloud Atlas’).
This time last year Carter had developed another series called ‘Unique’ which had a procedural supernatural element to it but it never got off the ground. Although apocalyptic shows seem to be the rage nowadays with ‘Falling Skies,’ ‘Revolution’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ hopefully Carter’s vision will be able to bring something new to the table that viewers will want to see.
Are you excited to hear about Carter’s new project?