'X-Files' Creator Chris Carter Lands Pilot Order at Amazon

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"The X-Files" creator Carter is heading back to television with "Unique," a female-lead mystery police thriller set up at Media Rights Capital. He will write and executive produce the project, which is being shopped to networks.

The X-Files creator Chris Carter is nearing a return to the small screen.

Amazon has picked up to pilot The After, a post-apocalyptic drama that Carter is attached to write and direct, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The drama takes place the moment after the apocalypse and hails from Georgeville TV. Georgeville founders Marc Rosen and Reliance's Motion Picture Capital previously worked with Carter on The After in October when the project was shopped to buyers at MIPCOM.

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Carter spent nearly a decade at the helm of the David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson vehicle, which ran from 1993 to 2002. The series not only helped put host network Fox on the map but also defined it as a destination for edgy, quality fare.

For Amazon, this marks the latest scripted project to earn a pilot pickup. It joins Jeffrey Tambor vehicle Transparent and football comedy The Outlaws. Amazon previously ordered Alpha House and Betas to series in May after letting viewers screen and decide which of its 14 projects should move forward. The streaming service also grenelit three children's series.

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