creepypasta is hitting the mainstream, with Universal Cable Productions and Syfy announcing Tuesday they were developing “Channel Zero,” a horror anthology series, and the first season will focus on a story taken from the popular user-generated internet phenomenon.
Nick Antosca is set to write the script and Max Landis is set to produce and helm creative direction along with Antosca.
“Channel Zero” Season 1 will focus on “Candle’s Cove,” a mysterious children’s show from the 1980s and the show’s connection to a series of murders as well as one man’s dark secret.
“‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove’ is a season long imaginative and chilling horror anthology,” said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President of Development, Universal Cable Productions, in a statement. “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.”
Antosca is known for writing “Hannibal,” “Believe” and “Teen Wolf.” Landis is best known for writing “Chronicle” and the upcoming “American Ultra.” They are both represented by WME and Writ Large.