MIPCOM 2012: 'X-Files' Creator Chris Carter Shopping New Supernatural Drama

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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 sci-fi scribe, joining distributor Georgeville TV, will present "The After" to buyers next week.

Chris Carter's new distribution pact with Georgeville TV will present its first pitch to buyers at Mipcom next week.

The X-Files creator and the independent studio are set to start work on The After, a supernatural drama penned by Carter.

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“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 CEO Marc Rosen said of the announcement. Sierra/Engine Television will be shopping the project at the TV market.

Carter, who tried to get another thriller off the ground at last year's Mipcom with Media Rights Capital, has not had a television series since X-Files. The 20th Century Fox Television drama preceded and outlived his other TV efforts, Millennium, Harsh Realm and The Lone Gunman.

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This new series follows the aftermath of a mysterious event and will incorporate both supernatural and suspense elements that run through most of Carter's work.  

Georgeville is currently producing Crossbones, NBC's midseason entry based on the legendary pirate Blackbeard. Coming from Luthor creator Neil Cross, the adaptation of Colin Woodard's book The Republic of Pirates was given a straight-to-series order in May.