SyFy’s hit series Channel Zero, currently in production on its second season has already been renewed for an additional two seasons to follow. The anthology series takes Creepypastas – short internet-original horror stories created as faux-urban legends – and expands them into several hours of dark and disturbing television. The first series, Candle Cove, debuted in October 2016 and expanded on Kris Straub’s original tale of a disturbing children’s after school television program that may or may not have ever even existed.
It’s not just Channel Zero that’s enjoying a long-term commitment, however. According to deadline.com series creator and showrunner Nick Antosca has also entered into a larger deal with Universal Cable Productions (UCP). UCP, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, has retained Antosca to develop additional scripted programs for its networks and streaming services. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment President and Chief Content Officer praised Antosca as “a fresh, passionate talent with a unique vision.”
Prior to the creation of Channel Zero Antosca served as showrunner for NBC’s Hannibal. He is also a novelist whose works include The Girlfriend Game and The Hangman’s Ritual (both 2013), The Obese (2012), Midnight Picnic (2009), and Fires (2006). The second season of Channel Zero is entitled No-End House. Written by Brian Russell, it tells the story of a group of friends’ encounter with a house made of increasingly terrifying, supernatural rooms. Channel Zero will return with its second season in October of 2017.