In a move that will definitely raise genre fans’ eyebrows, Syfy and Universal Cable Prods are continuing their partnership to develop a horror anthology series from Max Landis (Chronicle, Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling) and Nick Antosca (Hannibal, Friday the 13th). Titled Channel Zero: Candle Cove, the project is inspired by the short story “Candle Cove” by Kris Straub, which originated on the user-generated online horror community known as CreepyPasta.
“We love the idea of doing seasons of TV like rich, character-driven horror novels, and for Channel Zero: Candle Cove we’ve expanded this great short story Candle Cove into something really nightmarish and haunting and surreal,” said Landis and Antosca. “We can’t wait to dig in deeper and bring this to life with Syfy and Universal Cable Productions.”
Antosca’s role on the project will be to pen the script for the series, while Landis serves as producer. The two will oversee the creative direction of the show together.
Channel Zero is the latest in Syfy’s development slate of intriguing projects, which includes a miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End and 3001, Amblin TV’s Brave New World series, the adaptation of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians and Wes Craven’s own project to develop The People Under The Stairs for the small-screen.