Gearing up for its first full run as an online network, Amazon Prime today canceled one of its most buzz-worthy projects: Chris Carter's The After.
The drama from the X-Files creator was described as following "eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation." The series had filmed a pilot starring Sharon Lawrence, Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar and others and received a full season pickup in March based on audience reaction to that first episode.
But now, Variety reports the Internet giant's production arm Amazon Studios has quickly pulled the plug on the entire affair. Studio Vice President Roy Price said in a statement, "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."
Amazon Studios is moving forward with a number of other projects across 2015 including a second season of Gary Trudeau's Alpha House and the recently arrived Roman Coppola comedy Mozart in the Jungle.