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Chris Carter isn’t heading back to work after all.
After picking up sci-fi drama The After to series nine months ago, Amazon will not move forward with the show from The X-Files alum, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
“We have decided to not move forward with The After,” said Amazon Studios vp Roy Price. “We would like to thank Chris Carter, the phenomenal cast, crew and producers for all their efforts.”
The postapocalyptic thriller was written and directed by Carter and took place the moment after the apocalypse. The series hailed from Georgeville TV. Georgeville’s Marc Rosen and Reliance’s Motion Picture Capital previously worked with Carter on The After in October 2013 when the project was shopped to buyers at MIPCOM.
Originally picked up with an eight-episode commitment, the series was set to bow in 2015 with Carter telling reporters at TCA in July that he envisioned a 99-episode plan for the show. Amazon only filmed the pilot, which was picked up in August 2013 after being previously developed by MRC in 2012.
Carter at the time said he based his mystery-focused The After on Dante’s Inferno, which has 99 cantos in its story. “I’m using that as my model,” he said at the time.
The series, which was to be Carter’s follow-up to The X-Files, starred Louise Monot, Sharon Lawrence, Aldis Hodge, Adrian Pasdar, Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Kennedy, Andrew Howard, Jaina Lee Ortiz and Sam Littlefield.
The news comes after Amazon Studios’ Transparent was hailed by many critics as among the top 10 series of 2014.