Chris Carter’s TV Project ‘Unique’ Not Moving Forward

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Exclusive: Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of Fox’s long running series The X-Files, re-entered the world of television this past development cycle, or at least he tried to.

Carter had a drama project known as Unique set up at indie studio Media Rights Capital. Hollywood was all abuzz when news broke that Carter would be floating a new TV project, after having largely been off the scene since the conclusion of The X-Files and feature film sequel I Want To Believe (there was even talk of a third X-Files film). But after having what several network sources described as “promising meetings”, the drama project ultimately did not sell and multiple sources┬átell me that the project is now officially DOA.

For those who weren’t following pilot season too closely: Unique was described as a mystery series which would have had a heavy mythological component (a la The X-Files) and told the story of a woman who sets out to exact revenge on the people who murdered her husband, only to find herself drawn into a large global conspiracy.

Carter, repped by CAA, has one upcoming project, Fencewalker, while talk of a third X-Files film has cooled off in recent months. Representatives of Media Rights Capital declined to comment.