Syfy announced today that it has greenlit two season of the limited horror anthology series ‘Channel Zero.’ Nick Antosca (Hannibal) is writing and Max Landis (Chronicle) producing. The series will air in tow six-episode runs in fall 2016 and fall 2017. respectively. It is set to be the centerpiece of their ’31 Days of Halloween’ event.
The first season is going to center on the Kris Straub story ‘Candle Cove,’ which is about a man’s obsessive memories of a mystery TV show from the 1980s and its suspected connection to a series of deadly events that took place in his childhood. ‘Candle Cove’ originated as a “creepypast.”
The second season of the new series will center around a new story, which has not been announced yet. Antosca and Landis are producing the series from Universal Cable Productions.
Antosca and Landis issued a statement saying, “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.”
Syfy president Dave Howe said, “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.”
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment COO Jeff Wachtel added, “We’re thrilled to partner with Max Landis and Nick Antosca to bring these brilliantly macabre stories to life. Fans are in for a haunting, spine-tingling ride.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter