It’s been over a decade since Chris Carter, creator of ‘The X-Files’, has had a show for us to enjoy. While we’re still not in the clear to be seeing more of Carter’s amazing work quite yet, we’ve just moved a step closer!
Recently it we reported that Amazon was eyeing ‘The After’ for a shot of turning it into an online series. Now, not even 2 weeks later, it appears that Amazon’s media publishing arm has ordered a pilot of Carter’s new drama. While pilots are never guaranteed to make it (and Amazon is no exception with how ‘Zombieland‘ turned out), a new show by Carter might be just what is needed to edge them up on their original content war they are having with Netflix.
With the popularity of darker shows right now such as ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘American Horror Story‘, ‘Hannibal‘, and so many more right now, it would seem to be a no brainer to pickup a show that would be guaranteed to be dark, have a long running plot, and a potential built-in fan base from his previous work. I know that I, for one, am going to be queuing up my Prime the moment this is announced to be live and online if it goes to series.
Carter originally created this project with Georgeville TV in the hopes of a direct to series deal. The thriller takes place right at the moment of a major apocalyptic event. While that will probably be part of the focus, I’m sure most of it will be involved with what comes after the event. The name doesn’t give that away at all. Snark aside, I’m excited for another show in this vein as we recently lost ‘Fringe‘. Honestly, I just can’t get enough of these shows!
Of course that’s not all. I did also mention that there was a mystery show didn’t I?
It looks as if the creator also has another show in the works but this one being for AMC. It sounds like a mix between ‘The X-Files’ and journalism. He hasn’t said much about it but he’s hinted that the show “owes to The X-Files“:
“I think that I am treading on some of this interesting ground that Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, and Julian Assange have uncovered for us. […] I’ve become very interested in the spectrum of political discourse as seen on the cable news channels that are conveniently right in a row on my cable provider’s dial […] I can flip from Fox to CNN to HLN to MSNBC, and I find myself at night flipping it back and forth through them, and it’s something of an addiction. Not necessarily for the content but for the context. And I’m writing about it.”
There’s a few ways that could be taken. Are we getting a news show? A show about insiders who are leaking information? Oh how I hate that we have to wait and find out!