If a lot of people like "The After," when will more episodes get made? Will it dissipate any potential goodwill by not re-emerging from Amazon's vaults for months -- or longer? Why not just, you know, make a show you believe in?
The X-Files, like the conspiracy thrillers of the '70s, worked because there was a general atmosphere of paranoia and mistrust engendered by real-world events. What should be obvious now is that we live in a culture in which a show like The X-Files would flourish once again.