TCA: Chris Carter’s Apocalyptic ‘The After’ Inspired By ‘Nails Dropping On The Sepulveda Pass’

After taking a 12-year break from TV in which he surfed, climbed mountains and caught up on The Shield, The X-Files creator Chris Carter returns with his sci-fi apocalyptic theme Amazon series The After early next year. Set in Los Angeles, Carter is dealing with an ensemble cast this time around vs. the two-person team of Mulder and Scully he had on X-Fileshowever, it’s not a daunting prospect as he only churning out eight episodes of The After in its first season compared with the 25 episodes he was on the hook for on the Fox series.  Of course, like most broadcast creators who make the change over to cable, it’s breath of fresh of air in their creative process, enabling them to never jump another shark again.  However, Carter exclaimed today that he has a goal to make “99 episodes of The After. I’m serious. The influence here is Dante’s Inferno and his 99 cantos.” (more…)

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