Craig William Macneill, who directed the indie The Boy (not to be confused with STX’s puppet movie of the same name), is set to get behind the camera on all six episodes of Syfy’s new limited anthology series “Channel Zero: Candle Cove,” which will premiere in October, Deadline reports.
The six-part “Candle Cove,” the first installment of “Channel Zero,” is based on an unnerving tale written by Kris Straub.
“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.”
Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” Friday the 13th, “Teen Wolf”) wrote the “Channel Zero: Candle Cove” pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra). Harley Peyton (“Twin Peaks”) is writer-Co-Executive Producer. Don Mancini (“Hannibal”, creator of Child’s Play) also serves as a writer-supervising producer.
The second, yet-to-be announced six-episode season of “Channel Zero” will premiere on Syfy in 2017.