Syfy has given a greenlight to “Channel Zero,” the limited anthology series from “Hannibal’s” Nick Antosca and Chronicle and Victor Frankenstein writer Max Landis.
The network put on fast track development back in June for its latest order from sibling Universal Cable Productions, adds Deadline, who reports that the network has ordered 12 episodes, which will air in two self-contained, six-episode seasons in fall 2016 and fall 2017 and be the centerpiece of the channel’s annual 31 Days of Halloween programming event.
“The first six-episode installment, ‘Candle Cove’ is based on the tale written by Kris Straub that gained notoriety online as a popular “creepypasta” (user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the Internet). It 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.”
Antosca wrote the pilot and is serving as executive producer alongside Landis.