Channel Zero is an upcoming limited anthology series that will premiere on Syfy in 2016. Twelve episodes have been ordered. The first six will comprise the first season for Fall 2016 and the last six for the second season the following year, both as the centerpiece of the channel's annual "31 Days of Halloween".
All six episodes of the first season, titled Channel Zero: Candle Cove, will be an adaptation of Candle Cove by Kris Straub. Nick Antosca (Hannibal, Friday the 13th, Teen Wolf) and Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) will serve as executive producers. Antosca wrote the pilot episode.
Channel Zero will "transport viewers into the deepest recesses of their darkest imagination, with frightening tales from two of the genre's most accomplished storytellers, Max Landis and Nick Antosca." Other statements include that "Fans are in for a haunting, spine-tingling ride" and the series "is a great opportunity to explore new frontiers in the genre, in a way that allows us to really dig in and get weird".
Author Kris Straub is not involved in the production of the show, but has read works by Landis and Antosca and believes they are "absolutely the right choices for Candle Cove." He posted the press release from Syfy on his Broodhollow.com website on November 20, 2015.
Differences from Source Material
- Ms. Laughingstock is male, and says "You have to go inside" in a normal, rather encouraging tone
- The Skin-Taker is named "Jawbone", and his mouth moves normally, rather than from side-to-side
- Characters such as Janice, Poppy, and Milo are absent