Despite being responsible for one of the best and most influential shows of the last several decades, we haven’t seen much from Chris Carter in recent years. Carter’s last big project was the second X-Files movie, but that underwhelmed and felt like he was trying to resurrect something whose time had passed. Now Carter will be returning to the medium that made him a household name: he’s working on a new science fiction TV series.
Carter’s new show sports the appropriately mysterious title of The After. After what? That’s probably the whole point, I imagine. Carter is developing the project with Georgeville Television, and it is said to mix “science fiction, suspense, and real-world fear and paranoia.” That sounds like it’s right in Carter’s wheelhouse. Georgeville CEO Marc Rosen gave this deliberately vague quote to Deadline: “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.”
Georgeville Television is proving to be one of the busiest players in science fiction TV programs of late. In addition to The After, they’re behind the Blake’s 7 remake for Syfy, as well as two separate J. Michael Straczynski projects: a pandemic thriller for ABC and a mysterious project known as Sense8 that he created with the Wachowskis. It sounds like Georgeville is a name to keep your eye on. Hopefully some or all of them will actually make it to air, ’cause goodness knows we could use some more good science fiction on TV these days.