Sometime in March 2014, Amazon Prime picked up Chris Carter’s science fiction drama “The After” to series. But the streaming service recently announced that it is rescinding its order of the show, essentially dropping it from its line-up. Read on for the full details.
As reported on Variety and various entertainment sites, “The After” will no longer be streaming on Amazon Prime as originally intended.
“We have decided to not move forward with The After. We would like to thank Chris Carter, the phenomenal cast, crew and producers for all their efforts,” announced Roy Price, Amazon’s Vice President in a statement released to the press and published on Variety. The company gave no further reason for the cancellation, except to say that it is dropping the show; hence, it will not fund its production.
“The After” is a post-apocalyptic science fiction drama thriller that centers on eight strangers who are forced to work together after having survived a mysterious occurrence that shook the world. The pilot episode debuted on Amazon Prime in February 2014 to less than positive reviews. Regardless, the streaming service announced back then that it will be ordering a full season of the series. Retracting this is actually a first for the company.
“The After” was first announced as Amazon’s project with the creator of “The X-files” back in October 2013. This would’ve been Carter’s next TV show after having been absent in the industry for nearly a decade.
Amazon committed to eight episodes for the first season and it was originally scheduled to premiere this 2015. Back in July at the Television Critics’ Association event, Carter even excitedly talked about his return to doing TV shows, saying he already has a bunch of episodes planned out for his latest series. Unfortunately, with the cancellation, this will never happen.
“The After” starred Louise Monot, Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Adrian Pasdar, Jaine Lee Ortiz, Aldis Hodge, Arielle Kebbel, Sam Littlefield and Andrew Howard.
Amazon has only two other drama series left to premiere its full seasons, based on pilot episodes that have been aired last year: “Bosch” and “Hand of God.” Keep on the lookout for news about these shows only here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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