Depending on the reaction to the pilot, Amazon may or may not green-light an entire series, which would represent Carter’s first return to TV since the cancellation of The X-Files in 2002. According to Deadline, “The After follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.”
Beyond this vague plot description, very little is known. Carter has stated “I’m very superstitious about talking about what I’m working on before it’s finished, and it’s more fun if it’s kept a mystery! So let me just say that this is a show that explores human frailty, possibility, terror, and the triumph of the human spirit. I’m so excited to be telling this story with Amazon in this new frontier of television.”
The After stars Sharon Lawrence, Jamie Kennedy, Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar and Louise Monot.