January 5, 2015
Amazon Studios has cancelled its series order for The After, a supernatural drama from X-Files creator Chris Carter, our sister site Variety reports.
Along with Bosch (which recently wrapped production on its freshman run), Transparent (already renewed for Season 2), the recently released Mozart in the Jungle and others, The After received a green light from Amazon back in March, after its pilot received positive reaction via the streaming service’s unique preview process. Only the pilot wound up produced, however.
“We have decided to not move forward with The After,” Amazon Studios VP Roy Price said in a statement. “We would like to thank Chris Carter, the phenomenal cast, crew and producers for all their efforts.”
The After follows eight strangers who must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. The cast included Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Andrew Howard (Copper), Arielle Kebbel (Vampire Diaries), Jamie Kennedy (Ghost Whisperer), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue) and Adrian Pasdar (Heroes).
March 12, 2014
Amazon Studios has settled on four series orders among the 10 pilots the company announced last month were under consideration, according to sources close to the deals.
Written and directed by Chris Carter (“The X-Files”), “The After” is a drama that follows eight strangers thrown together by mysterious forces and who must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. Executive producer is Marc Rosen of Georgeville Television and produced by Gabe Rotter. Cast includes: Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar and Louise Monot.
Some good news after all, although I have to admit I wasn't overenthusiastic about the pilot I still think it has promise. And also, I still am not sure if there will be any sci-fi elements in it, the end of the pilot suggested something supernatural. It's often difficult to catagorize if it's sci-fi, fantasy or even supernatural. Time will tell, in any case finally some positive news.
February 7, 2014
Chris Carter's Pilot is available online since yesterday. It's part of Amazon Prime so normally you'd have to pay to watch this. But if you have an amazon account you are able to watch the pilot for free! Simply go to Amazon/The After and within a minute, you can watch the pilot without an Amazon Prime account. Of course this won't be the case for future episodes but Amazon obviously wants to know if this possible TV series has a future and needs as many opinions as possible.
I watched the pilot earlier today and, without giving away any spoilers, it's intriguing, it has tension, it has suspense but I also had a bit of a webseries feel to it and also, the premise is not very original, you have seen movies, TV series, with (very) similar settings. So I'm am leaning towards the positive side but not entirely convinced. Furthermore, it ended on a cliff-hanger, of course, but the last scene suggested more supernatural than sci-fi, I certainly hope, like The X-Files, it's a mixed bag of genre's which includes sci-fi.
November 9, 2013
Last few months we've been getting frequent updates about The X-Files' Chris Carter's new TV pilot (hopefully it will become a series) The After for Amazon. The first news item I posted on this site was October 5, 2012 (!), and at that time, see first post below, it would definately incorporate sci-fi elements! With the following news items however this became more and more unclear. It was never denied but also never confirmed. That's why I waited so long to add this series to the series pages. At this point I'm still not 100% sure but there are more and more indications, it will have some sci-fi elements. Today I read a post on eatthecorn.com about the new pilot, possible series, The After and there you can read in the official release statement, there will be some sci-fi elements indeed:
Independent TV studio, Georgeville Television has teamed up with The X-Files creator Chris Carter to finance a new drama series. Entitled The After, the series will debut at next week’s MIPCOM TV market where it will be shopped by newly formed Sierra/Engine Television.
Written by Carter, The After is a thriller which revolves around a mysterious, unexplained event. In the vein of The X Files, The After incorporates elements of science fiction, suspense, and real-world fear and paranoia. “Chris has woven his mythology magic within a very human, grounded story about the moment when we realize all of our worst fears about the world and its future,” said Georgeville CEO Marc Rosen, who co-founded the company earlier this year with Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment.
So finally I can, with some confidence, add The After to these pages. It sounds a lot like the apocalyptic tv series currently airing, like for instance Revolution, but Chris Carter promises something different:
In fact it’s not apocalyptic, it’s very apocalyptic. In fact it’s the first five seconds when it begins, the five minutes, the five hours, the five days, the five weeks. Normally, films — and even series, like “Revolution”, but films normally — they jump a period of ten years, twenty years, something that is ahead. Because you want special effects, production design, things like that. But with us, it’s really reality, it’s what happens if you and me we are here, something happens outside and we find ourselves in the middle of we don’t know, if it’s aliens, if it’s biblical, if it’s supernatural, à la Chris Carter in the X-Files.
So hopefully the pilot will be successful so The After will become a series. Amazon has done it before, when a pilot wasn't successful, they cancelled the series entirely, so keep thinking good thoughts.
November 1, 2013
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.”
This is good news but I still am not certain if this is going to be more sci-fi or more supernatural. Really hoping to be more in the vein of sci-fi, we will have to wait and see. Till I'm sure I will keep bringing updates about this new series.
October 14, 2013
More and more casting info coming in about Chris Carter's "The After". Sure hope we will soon find out if this is going to be more sci-fi than supernatural! Still not sure.
French actress Louise Monot and Sam Littlefield have been added to Chris Carter’s Amazon drama pilot The After. Produced by Georgeville TV, it takes place at the moment of apocalypse. In her first US TV role, Monot, repped by Olivia Bell Management in London, Artmedia in Paris and Radius Entertainment in LA, will play Gigi, a woman caught up in the midst of the action.
Her feature credits include Michel Hazanavicius’ OSS 117: Lost in Rio, Guillaume Canet’s Little White Lies and German pic Girl On A Bicycle. Littlefield, repped by Bold and attorney Chad Christopher, will play the mysterious Dark Shadow.
October 7, 2013
Still not sure if Chris Carter's The After is Sci-fi or more Supernatural but until I'm sure what genre it ultimately is, I will keep you updated about it's progress.
Sharon Lawrence, Andrew Howard (Hatfields & McCoys), Arielle Kebbel and newcomer Jaina Lee Ortiz have been cast in The After, the Amazon Studios pilot that marks The X Files creator Chris Carter‘s return to series. They join Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar and Aldis Hodge. The After, produced by Georgeville TV, takes place at the moment of apocalypse. Lawrence, repped by APA, will play Francis, a wealthy mysterious woman who resides in Bel Air.
Howard, repped by ICM Partners and KLWGN, will play McCormack, a tall foul-mouthed, sarcastic and sardonic Irishman. Kebbel, repped by Paradigm and Principal Entertainment, will play Tammy, a sexy, professional woman. Ortiz, repped by New Wave Entertainment and attorney Lev Ginsburg, will play Officer Marly Gonzalez, a young police officer.
October 4, 2013
Still not sure if this new Chris Carter series has any sci-fi elements in it, but till that time I know for sure, I still want to update you about it's progress.
EXCLUSIVE: The After, the Amazon Studios pilot, which marks The X Files creator Chris Carter‘s return to series, has started building its cast. I’ve learned that Jamie Kennedy, Heroes alum Adrian Pasdar and Leverage‘s Aldis Hodge are the first actors to join the thriller, written and to be directed by Carter.
The After, produced by Georgeville TV, the company of Marc Rosen and Reliance’s Motion Picture Capital, takes place at the moment of apocalypse. Kennedy will play a professional clown, Pasdar will play a successful Beverly Hills businessman, and Hodge will play an escaped convict who proclaims to be an innocent man who was railroaded. Kennedy is with Paradigm and aTa Management. Hodge, repped by Paradigm and The Priluck Co., co-starred in NBC’s pilot The Sixth Gun this past season.
August 27, 2013
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.
October 5, 2012
Georgiaville Television appears to be the hot ticket in town…now Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, is teaming with the studio for The After, a thriller which involved a mysterious, unexplained event (haven’t we seen this several times already?) and will include science fiction [YESS!] and suspense elements.
Georgiaville is also producing the Blake’s 7 remake for Syfy, a pandemic drama now titled Hunters with J. Michael Straczynski for ABC, and the recently announced Wachowskis/JMS supernatural series Sense8.