This is the first series that the young network has ordered and put down before airing and it’s hard to tell exactly what caused the first season of ‘The After’ to not see the light of day. The only details we have are from Amazon Studios VP Roy Price who says that “We have decided to not move forward with ‘The After.’ We would like to thank Chris Carter, the phenomenal cast, crew and producers for all their efforts.”
The series itself was about eight strangers who were thrown together when a major event rocks the world and they all share a secret with one another. Here’s the show’s official log line:
The After—from Chris Carter, the legendary creator of The X-Files—follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.
The series seemed to be drenched in the same mysterious vibe that his past successes with ‘The X-Files’ and ‘Millennium’ shared, though the first episode didn’t grab me as either of the previous series were able to do.
In the last round of pilots, ‘The After’ and ‘Bosch’ were the first two dramas that had been ordered by the network. Amazon has had a lot of success so far in the humor department, ‘Alpha House’ has my stamp of approval, but there have not been any dramas released quite yet. ‘Bosch’ hasn’t hit the chopping block so far and is now being joined by ‘Hand of God’ as the network’s first dramas. Sadly, neither of these are genre shows.
For Carter, this is another black mark on his resume ever since bringing ‘The X-Files’ to a close. The last show he was shopping around, ‘Unique,’ was an all female mystery thriller which never saw the light of day. Maybe this will help push him to continue pestering Fox to give us one last run with Mulder and Scully.
Are you sad to hear that Carter’s ‘The After’ won’t be making a small screen appearance? Did you love the pilot or feel that we’re probably better off without the series?