CHRIS CARTER IS PLANNING A NEW SERIES BUT IS IT AN OLD IDEA?

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Chris Carter, the mastermind behind the classic The X-Files TV  series, is planning a new series for next fall. This will not be his first  attempt in recent years to get back into the realm of television. Last year he  pitched a series called “Unique”, about a female paranormal investigator but it  was deemed too much like the X-Files, as well as  like Haven. That idea has faded. Now Carter has a new concept in  the making called “Aftermath”, which is–as the title implies–about the  aftermath of a massive, world-changing event. It sounds like an intriguing idea,  until you recall series such as the Event, Flash-Forward, Invasion and the  4400, or even the current series Revolution. The post-Big Event  genre has grown in recent years, with mixed results.

Can Carter take an often used premise and breathe new life into it so that  it grabs viewer’s attention? Chris Carter has made one excellent show  (X-Files), a mediocre one (Millennium) and a bad one  (The Lone Gunmen) so it’s a flip of a coin as to whether or not this  planned new show will fly but let’s hope that Carter can recapture some of that  old magic and bring us another winner! Maybe it’ll be as good as The X-Files was.