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Syfy Gets Horrific With Channel Zero

Max Landis (Chronicle) and Nick Antosca (Hannibal) are teaming up for the horror anthology series.

By Bryan Enk

Would you like a little horror to go with your Syfy?

Get ready for some thrills and chills as Channel Zero, a new horror anthology series from the creative minds of Max Landis (writer of Chronicle) and Nick Antosca (a co-producer and writer of Hannibal), has been given the official greenlight.

Like FX's American Horror Story and HBO's True Detective, Channel Zero will feature a new story every season (or so), with the first one out the gate being an adaptation of Kris Straub's Candle Cove, which tells the tale of a mysterious 1980s children's TV program and the show's role in a slew of murders.

The plan is to air the 12-episode Candle Cove in two self-contained, six-episode seasons in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 as the centerpiece of Syfy's annual 31 Days of Halloween.

Candle Cove originated online as part of Creepypasta, an Internet project where users share horror stories in an attempt to make each other leave the lights on for the rest of their lives.

Nick Antosca, who's also penning the upcoming reboot of Friday the 13th, will be on writing duties, with Max Landis producing and overseeing the creative direction.

For more on Channel Zero, head on over to Blastr.