Channel Zero TV Series slated for Limited Run
Channel Zero, is a Horror anthology written by Nick Antosca and produced by Max Landis. What once began on as a horror story “Candle Cove” via web forum Creepypasta will now be feature on the NBC / Universal owned cable network SyFy. The network has green-lit the production of “Channel Zero” as two six episodic seasons airing during the Fall of 2016 and 2017 season. “Channel Zero” will be featured as part of SyFy’s “31 Days of Halloween” programming.
While the second season is still under development by Nick Antosca and Max Landis, details for the first season is readily available. “Channel Zero” season one features the story “Candle Cove” and the synopsis reads as follows:
Candle Cove, is based on Kris Straub’s story about a man’s obsessive recollections of a mysteries children’s television show from the 1980s – and the show’s suspected role in a series of murders and deadly events from his childhood.
Its interesting to see original content being utilized as source material for Horror themed programming. The fact the SyFy is making the effort to provide fresh content is a refreshing thought. Hopefully the acquisition of “Channel Zero” can pave the way for bigger and more prominent Horror themed programming.
Syfy president Dave Howe commented on the addition of “Channel Zero” as part of SyFy’s original programming, she stated:
“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.”
Jeff Wachte COO of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment also weighed in with his opinion on SyfY’s acquisition of the Horror anthology series; “Channel Zero”
“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.”
What do you think of stories from Creepypasta headed to the small screen? Interested or pass? Share your thoughts below.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter