Gillian Anderson is in full effect on network TV and Chris Carter is dreaming up something paranormal. Is it 1995?
Today AMC announced that Carter, creator of "The X-Files," will return to TV on the cable network with a concept not unfamiliar to him.
The new series is tentatively called "Area 51." Carter will both write and serve as executive producer. Based on the 2011 book "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base," by Annie Jacobsen, the series will also have an executive producer in Gale Anne Hurd, who is already executive producer of "The Walking Dead."
Recently Carter developed another sci-fi entry, "The After," an Amazon original series pilot that premiered in February and is now also greenlit for full development.
"X-Files" stars Anderson and David Duchovny, who played FBI special agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, starred in movies based on the show. Each have gone on to other TV projects, Anderson the new NBC drama "Crisis" and Duchovny the now-canceled Showtime series "Californication."
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