Syfy has ordered not one but two seasons of their upcoming horror anthology series Channel Zero.
The show, from Nick Antosca (Hannibal, Friday the 13th, Teen Wolf) and Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra), will feature two self-contained, six-episode seasons in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.
“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,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller, in a press release.
Channel Zero‘s debut season is titled Candle Cove, based on the unnerving “creepypasta” written by Kris Straub , and 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.
“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,” said Antosca and Landis. “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.”
Look out for the premiere of Channel Zero: Candle Cove in 2016 along with the previously announced 2016 lineup of original series including The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling novels, Hunters, from The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, and second seasons of 12 Monkeys, Killjoys and Dark Matter.
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