Cable Series Gets Two-Season Pickup

Feb 9, 2017  •  Post A Comment

An acclaimed horror anthology series running on cable received a renewal for two additional seasons. The announcement today by Syfy of the pickup for “Channel Zero” means the show will be around for its third and fourth installments.

“In addition, [Universal Cable Productions] has signed an overall deal with the series’ executive producer, Nick Antosca (‘Hannibal,’ ‘Teen Wolf’),” Syfy said in its announcement. “Under the agreement, Antosca will develop and produce scripted programming with UCP for the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio and for external networks and streaming services.”

The announcement adds: “Each installment of the ‘Channel Zero’ anthology is based on a ‘creepypasta’ (user-generated horror stories published online). The first installment in the anthology series, the six-part ‘Candle Cove,’ landed on several ‘Best TV of 2016’ lists and centered on Kris Straub’s unnerving story of one man’s obsessive recollection of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s. ‘No-End House,’ the second six-hour installment, is set to premiere on Syfy in October 2017. It follows Brian Russell’s story of Margot (Amy Forsyth, ‘The Path’), a young woman who, along with her friends, visits the No-End House — a bizarre house of horrors consisting of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms.”

Said Chris McCumber, President, USA and Syfy: “‘Channel Zero’ certainly hit a nerve with ‘Candle Cove.’ We look forward to creeping everyone out again this fall with ‘No-End House’ — and can’t wait to see what nightmares Nick has in store for the future.”

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