SYFY's popular creepypasta anthology series is coming back for a third iteration, and now we know exactly when: Channel Zero: Butcher's Block premieres on Feb. 7, 2018, for a six-episode run.
Butcher's Block is based on the creepypasta "Search and Rescue Woods" by Kerry Hammond. According to the official synopsis:
Alice moves to a new city and learns about a series of disappearances that may be connected to a baffling rumor about mysterious staircases in the city’s worst neighborhoods. With help from her sister, they discover that something is preying on the city’s residents.
The season stars Olivia Luccardi (It Follows) as Alice and Holland Roden (Teen Wolf) as her older, schizophrenic sister, Zoe. Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) and Brandon Scott (Blair Witch) also star. Series creator Nick Antosca returns to write and produce Butcher's Block, with newcomer Arkasha Stevenson directing all six episodes.
Creepypastas are horror stories that get their start on the internet. They often have a "camp fire" quality — stories that sound like they could be true, but aren't. Slender Man is probably the best-known example of a creepypasta.
Season 1 of Channel Zero was subtitled "Candle Cove," based on a creepypasta of the same name by Kris Straub. It told the tale of a man who believes his brother's disappearance had to do with a bizarre children's show from their childhood. It starred Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation) and Fiona Shaw (the Harry Potter franchise).
Season 2 of Channel Zero was "No-End House," starring John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story) and Amy Forsyth (A Christmas Horror Story). Based on Brian Russell's story, "No-End House" was about a haunted-house tourist attraction where each room gets more horrifying, blurring the line between reality and nightmare.
Have you seen the first two seasons of Channel Zero? Will you be tuning in Feb. 7 for Butcher's Block?