'X-Files' auteur Chris Carter back with new series - NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

'X-Files' auteur Chris Carter back with new series

Posted: Updated:
  • NationalMore>>

  • Deliberations in Ventura trial enter Day 3

    Deliberations in Ventura trial enter Day 3

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:33:43 GMT
    A jury in St. Paul is set to resume deliberating for a third day whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir.More >>
    A jury in St. Paul has reconvened for a third day to deliberate whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir.More >>
  • How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

    How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:35:50 GMT
    By The Associated Press Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The...More >>
    By The Associated Press Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated...More >>
  • Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern

    Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:23:59 GMT
    A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than...More >>
    A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six...More >>
By FRAZIER MOORE
AP Television Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Chris Carter is back.

Largely absent from the scene since "The X-Files" series and films he masterminded years ago, Carter is returning with a sci-fi thriller, "The After."

Arriving on the Amazon Prime website in early 2015, "The After" follows a group of strangers thrown together by a mysterious calamity that strikes Los Angeles and brings it to a panic-ridden halt.

During a panel discussion Saturday at the summer TV critics' tour, Carter said he resists the label of "post-apocalyptic" for what has befallen the city: "We are doing a show where something is happening, and we're playing it in real time."

The idea for the series had gestated for more than 20 years, he said, sparked by an incident in the 1980s when a box of nails was dropped on an LA highway.

"It brought the city to a standstill," Carter recalled. Inspired by that, he began plotting his own, much more elaborate "box of nails."

The cast of the eight-hour first season includes Aldis Hodges, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Louis Monot, Jania Lee Ortiz and Adrian Pasdar.

After "The X-Files" ended its nine-season Fox run in 2002 (with a follow-up film in 2008), Carter took what was largely a decade-long hiatus.

Then in his mid-forties, he was ready to do other things, he explained: "I surfed, I climbed mountains, I read a lot, I watched a lot. I got ready to come back to do what I'm doing now."

He plans to do a lot of it. The first season of "The After" will be eight hours, but "I have a goal of 99 episodes for this. I'm serious. There are a number of influences here, but one is Dante's 'Inferno.' There are 99 cantos, and I'm kind of using that as my model."

___

Contact Frazier Moore at http://twitter.com/tvfrazier

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

341 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204

Telephone: 518.436.4822
Fax: 518.426.4792
Email: news@news10.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Albany, Inc. A Media General Company.