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X-Files creator Chris Carter may be returning to television with The After

Oct. 4, 2012by: Alex Maidy

As an enormous fan of THE X-FILES, I have been left wondering where the hell Chris Carter has been. Since 2008 and the release of THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE, we have had zip from the man. Granted, he never had the success of a JJ Abrams seeing as every one of his post Mulder and Scully projects collapsed after less than three seasons. He had a project in development last year that never made it to series as well as a film called FENCEWALKER that pretty much disappeared off anyone's radar.

Carter is currently developing a new sci-fi series called THE AFTER with Georgeville Television, the studio behind the Wachowski's series SENSE8, NBC's pirate series CROSSBONES, and SyFy's BLAKE'S 7 reboot. Little is known of the plot aside from this snippet from the press release: THE AFTER takes place in the aftermath of a mysterious and unexplained happening. It will incorporate "elements of science fiction, suspense, and real-world fear and paranoia,"

This could be another X-FILES or another HARSH REALM. It all depends on where the series ends up being produced and if they are willing to devote the same quality that Carter's name previously carried. With so many apocalyptic series on the air these days (REVOLUTION, THE WALKING DEAD, FALLING SKIES), Carter hopefully has some sort of trick up his sleeve to make the magic happen again.

Now if he can just get David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back.

Extra Tidbit: MILLENNIUM was one of the most underrated television series of all time.
Source: Vulture

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6:36PM on 11/30/2012

Looks like a new X-Files flick is on the way.

The working title is said to be 'The X-Files: U.S.T.' but I don't know how true it is. Some people on other X-Files fansites claim to have seen a copy of the script and are saying it's very good. From the sounds of things it's half serious X-Files and half spoof-parody-satire or whatever we're calling such things now. The story is supposed to be pretty good and dark and scary, while the Mulder & Scully characters AND Duchovny & Anderson the actors get to have fun at each others expense. I'm
The working title is said to be 'The X-Files: U.S.T.' but I don't know how true it is. Some people on other X-Files fansites claim to have seen a copy of the script and are saying it's very good. From the sounds of things it's half serious X-Files and half spoof-parody-satire or whatever we're calling such things now. The story is supposed to be pretty good and dark and scary, while the Mulder & Scully characters AND Duchovny & Anderson the actors get to have fun at each others expense. I'm trying to get hold of a copy. If anybody has one I'd love to see it, pretty please. The Script is Out There.
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5:35AM on 10/05/2012
I miss Harsh Realm.
I miss Harsh Realm.
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10:47PM on 10/04/2012
I'm intrigued. I used to watch "The X-Files" religiously. I found myself reacquainted with it just the other day and was surprised just how well it all holds up. Made me feel that paranoia all over again. I give credit both to the chemistry between the leads, and the open-ended nature of the episodes. In a time before everything was serialized, they dared to leave dangling threads for the viewer to mull over and contemplate long after the episode ended. And then you never knew when they might
I'm intrigued. I used to watch "The X-Files" religiously. I found myself reacquainted with it just the other day and was surprised just how well it all holds up. Made me feel that paranoia all over again. I give credit both to the chemistry between the leads, and the open-ended nature of the episodes. In a time before everything was serialized, they dared to leave dangling threads for the viewer to mull over and contemplate long after the episode ended. And then you never knew when they might decide to expand on something that had happened months or years before. Simply put, I can't remember the last time I saw something on network TV as thought-provoking as that show. Everything is so obsesses with it's own mythology, without having the patience to lay the groundwork as carefully as Chris did.

Then again, while I'd heard good things about "Millennium," how many "X-Files" can a man have in him?
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9:16PM on 10/04/2012

Sounds...

dope. Chris carter owns :)
dope. Chris carter owns :)
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8:52PM on 10/04/2012
Glad to hear he's back, I'd definitely give his new show a chance.
Glad to hear he's back, I'd definitely give his new show a chance.
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8:25PM on 10/04/2012
Would be nice for him to give us one more X Files film to wrap it all up. This show sounds intriguing I hope it pans out for him.
Would be nice for him to give us one more X Files film to wrap it all up. This show sounds intriguing I hope it pans out for him.
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6:43PM on 10/04/2012
All I'm really interested from him is a conclusion to the X-Files. Give us one final epic film before some hack decides to reimagine it.
All I'm really interested from him is a conclusion to the X-Files. Give us one final epic film before some hack decides to reimagine it.
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6:29PM on 10/04/2012
Speaking of apocalyptic shows, as someone who only recently finished watching JERICHO, I'd argue JERICHO is actually one of the most underrated tv series (atleast serialized) of all-time. This new show is sounding a LOT like that, I can only hope it'll be half as good as Jericho was.

So 2012 is ending, the year of supposed "alien invasion" and still no word.....I guess the REAL ending of X-Files just won't going to happen now is it?
Speaking of apocalyptic shows, as someone who only recently finished watching JERICHO, I'd argue JERICHO is actually one of the most underrated tv series (atleast serialized) of all-time. This new show is sounding a LOT like that, I can only hope it'll be half as good as Jericho was.

So 2012 is ending, the year of supposed "alien invasion" and still no word.....I guess the REAL ending of X-Files just won't going to happen now is it?
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