Channel Zero greenlit by Syfy from Max Landis, Nick Antosca |


Syfy greenlights horror anthology series from American Ultra writer Max Landis

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Syfy’s about to get scary: The network announced Wednesday that they’ve greenlit two seasons of anthology series Channel Zero, which will center on a man’s obsession with “mysterious television programs from the 1980s and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish” events from his childhood in its first six-episode installment, according to a statement.

Nick Antosca, whose credits include NBC’s Hannibal and the CW’s Teen Wolfand Max Landis, best known for his writing work on films Chronicle and American Ultrawill serve as executive producers. “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,” the two said in a statement. 

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Channel Zero is a great opportunity to explore new frontiers in the genre,” they continued, “in a way that allows us to really dig in and get weird.”

The first season is based on a story written by Kris Straub titled Candle Cove and will air in fall 2016. The second season’s focus has yet to be announced, but that one will debut in fall 2017.