Thursday, February 9, 2017

Syfy Renews 'Channel Zero' for Seasons 3 and 4

Syfy today has announced a two-season renewal for its horror anthology series Channel Zero. Today's renewal is for the third and fourth seasons, which will likely air in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Each installment of the Channel Zero anthology is based on a "creepypasta" (user-generated horror stories published online). The first installment, the six-part Candle Cove, center on the unnerving story of one man's obsessive recollection of a mysterious children's television program from the 1980s. No-End House, the six-part second installment, is set to premiere on Syfy in October 2017. It follows the story of Margot (Amy Forsyth), a young woman who, along with her friends, visits the No-End House - a bizarre house of horrors consisting of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms.

Nick Antosca created the series and will continue as showrunner for the two newly ordered installments. He executive produces with Max Landis. Universal Cable Productions produces.

"Channel Zero certainly hit a nerve with Candle Cove," said Chris McCumber, President, USA and Syfy. "We look forward to creeping everyone out again this fall with No-End House - and can't wait to see what nightmares Nick has in store for the future."

"Nick delivered a truly haunting and unpredictable first installment of Channel Zero and was embraced by fans and critics alike," said Jeff Wachtel, President, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "He is a fresh, passionate talent with a unique vision - precisely what we strive to cultivate here at UCP. We're fortunate to have him in the family and look forward to developing new projects together."

"Making Channel Zero's Candle Cove and No-End House has been a terrific experience," said Antosca. "Universal Cable Productions and Syfy gave us a unique space to adapt weird cult horror stories and showcase some of the most talented independent directors out there. I'm so excited to bring more of these stories to the screen."