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Syfy greenlights Channel Zero limited series

Candle coveSyfy has given the go-ahead for two six-episode miniseries of Channel Zero to be aired around Halloween in 2016 and 2017.

The first season will be based on Kris Straub’s Candle Cove, with the TV version about a mysterious children’s television show from the 1980s and the show’s role in a series of murders and one man’s dark secret. It will be produced by Max Landis and Nick Antosca, who will write the script.

Channel Zero: Candle Cove is a season long imaginative and chilling horror anthology,” Dawn Olmstead, EVP of Development, Universal Cable Prods explained. “With its first story deriving from the cult favorite creepypasta, and the visionary minds of Landis and Antosca, it is elevated horror at its best. I’m still haunted by the first episode. It’s a chilling immersive ride.”

Bill McGoldrick, EVP, Original Content for Syfy, said, “Channel Zero: Candle Cove will feature contemporary storytelling and an innovative perspective that underscores Syfy’s commitment to bringing smart and provocative programming to a whole new generation of sci fi fans.”

“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.”

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