Amazon cancelled The After after they premiered the pilot episode back in 2014. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, series creator Chris Carter discussed the short-lived show.
The After pilot starred Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebel, and Jamie Kennedy as members of a group of strangers who come together in a post-apocalyptic world.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Carter said the series was a “hard sell” from the beginning:
I think there was just a difference of opinion about the direction of the show. It was a hard sell from the beginning. It was eight characters in hell, and I really didn’t do a bible for the show because I wanted to discover what that was about. It was a hard sell, and it would have been an investment for them, if they were going to do eight episodes, of $40 million. I can understand their reluctance, and I still think I had eight great episodes.”
Carter also revealed the series was based on the 99 cantos of Dante’s Inferno, and he planned for the series to be 99 episodes in total.
What do you think? Did you watch the pilot for The After? Would you have liked to see more?