Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Syfy Orders 2 Seasons of Horror Anthology Series 'Channel Zero'

Syfy has given a two season picked to a new limited anthology series Channel Zero from Nick Antosca and Max Landis. Universal Cable Productions will produce. Each season will run for six episodes in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

The first installment of Channel Zero is set to debut with the six-part Candle Cove, based on an unnerving tale written by Kris Straub which gained notoriety online as a popular "creepypasta" (user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the Internet). Candle Cove centers on one man's obsessive recollections of a mysterious children's television program from the 1980s - and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.

Antosca wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside Landis.

Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller: "As Syfy's first ever Halloween original scripted series, Channel Zero will transport viewers into the deepest recesses of their darkest imagination, with frightening tales from two of the genre's most accomplished storytellers, Max Landis and Nick Antosca."

"We're thrilled to partner with Max Landis and Nick Antosca to bring these brilliantly macabre stories to life," said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment. "Fans are in for a haunting, spine-tingling ride."

Said Nick Antosca and Max Landis: "As lifelong fans of experimental horror and science fiction, from The Twilight Zone to Tales from the Crypt, we are overjoyed to have the opportunity to offer exposure to a new generation of creators. Channel Zero is a great opportunity to explore new frontiers in the genre, in a way that allows us to really dig in and get weird."