Well, ‘X-Files‘ fans, it’s been a few years, but the man behind the supernatural thriller is coming back with another mysterious series entitled ‘The After’.  Amazon, which will stream the pilot early in 2014, gave the go ahead for a pilot.  Unlike network TV however, Amazon relies on viewer reaction to determine whether to carry forward with a show.  You may recall the streaming video service attempted to launch a series based on ‘Zombieland‘, but reaction was negative, so the service chose not to order any more episodes.

Here is the description of the show:

Written and directed by Emmy-nominee Chris Carter (The X-Files), executive produced by Marc Rosen of Georgeville Television and produced by Gabe Rotter, ‘The After’ follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. Sharon Lawrence, Jamie Kennedy, Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar and Louise Monot will star.

So the premise isn’t 100% clear just yet.  Guess we’ll all just have to watch the show to learn more.

Carter didn’t shed much more light on things when he stated:

“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.”

Amazon also okayed a police drama called Bosch based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch bopks.

With Netflix gathering buzz and award nominations for its original content, Amazon has a lot to live up to if they want to catch up.  Can ‘The After’ be their ‘House of Cards’?  We shall see!

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