Syfy announced today that it has greenlit a new limited anthology series, Channel Zero, from Nick Antosca and Max Landis.
Universal Cable Productions will serve as the studio for this twelve-hour order, which will air on Syfy in two self-contained, six-episode seasons in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 as the centerpiece of the channel’s annual 31 Days of Halloween programming event.
The first installment of Channel Zero is set to debut with the six-part Candle Cove, based on an unnerving tale written by Kris Straub which gained notoriety online as a popular “creepypasta” (user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the internet).
Candle Cove 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.
The second, yet-to-be announced six episode season of Channel Zero will premiere on Syfy in 2017.
Channel Zero: Candle Cove will join Syfy’s 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.