So much for X-Files creator Chris Carter’s great TV comeback.
Close to year after Amazon Studios handed a 10 episode series order to the veteran writer/producer/director’s drama project The After, the streaming arm of the e-commerce giant has reversed course and will not be moving forward with the post apocalyptic drama, TVWise has confirmed.
Written and directed Chris Carter, 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. The pilot was produced by Georgeville Television and stars Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar and Louise Monot.
The After was piloted last year and subsequently earned a series order in March 2014 and was to be the first original drama series for Amazon Studios. It is not immediately clear why Amazon opted to cancel the series order, though one source has since told TVWise that fulfilling Chris Carter’s creative vision would not have been “realistically possible” and that no episodes beyond the pilot were produced.
“We have decided to not move forward with ‘The After'”, Director of Amazon Studios Roy Price said in a statement to Hollywood trade Variety, who first broke the news. “We would like to thank Chris Carter, the phenomenal cast, crew and producers for all their efforts.”