"What was the happiest moment of your life?"
"When I graduated from basic training in the Air Force."
"What was the toughest part of basic training?"
"Probably just putting mind over matter. Some people take it too personally when they’re getting yelled at. You have to take a step back and say: ‘It’s part of the training. These people don’t know me.’"
‘X-Files’ creator Chris Carter on his long-awaited return to TV: Amazon’s ‘The After’
Chris Carter helped change television when he created The X-Files in the 1990s, and while that success led to projects like Millenium and the The Lone Gunmen he’s otherwise stayed away from TV since the series wrapped in 2002. In fact, aside from a second Mulder and Scully film in 2008, Carter has largely been off the radar altogether.
That changed last week when Amazon Studios released its latest round of original pilots, which included Carter’s return to the medium. The After follows a group of strangers who find themselves thrown together in a swirl of mystery and coincidence during what appears to be the apocalypse — but as one would expect, nothing is quite as it seems. We spoke with the writer-director about his break from TV, what it’s like working with Amazon’s crowdsourced feedback model, and why some elements of The After might look very familiar to fans of his earlier work.
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