Carter cashing out Fox chips

Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of Fox’s “The X-Files” and “Millennium,” told a group of TV critics in Pasadena on Monday that his association with the two Twentieth Television dramas likely will end after the 1997-98 season so he can turn his attention to making movies.

Next season will be the fifth for “X-Files,” and Carter acknowledged that “although you never know,” he feels that will be his last season – culminating in a planned “X-Files” film that he is writing. He also is committed to a second year of “Millennium,” “and that’s right now what I’m shooting for, because that’s what my obligations are,” he said.

Doing five years on “The X-Files” and then a movie – which will serve as something of a fifth season cliffhanger – “seems like a culmination,” Carter said.

“It just seems right,” he said. “I would like to do more movies after that.”

Carter confirmed that plans to have Quentin Tarantino direct an “X-Files” episode this season have fallen through because of Tarantino’s nonmember status with the Directors Guild of America.

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