Sad news, horror fans. Channel Zero, SyFy’s anthology series based on popular Internet Creepypasta stories, appears to have been cancelled. The series ran for four seasons, with storylines that included Candle Cove, The No-End House, Butcher’s Block and The Dream Door. The news comes via Instagram, where series creator Nick Antosca recently appeared to break the news.
Read on for the unfortunate details.
Channel Zero Cancellation Announcement (via Instagram)
CHANNEL ZERO: CANCELLATION NEWS After 4 seasons, Channel Zero is no more at SYFY. I loved making this show and I would have loved to do more… but I can’t complain too much about doing 4 stories I loved with people who I loved working with: People like our writers, our actors, our extraordinary crew, the artists who contributed, our editors and post team, our composer Jeff Russo, our team at Syfy and UCP. And especially the four awesome directors, Craig Macneill, Steven Piet, Arkasha Stevenson, and Evan Katz. And before all that, the authors of the original creepypasta stories. Kris Straub, Brian Russell, Kerry Hammond, and Charlotte Bywater. I’m deeply grateful for this experience. Especially to everybody who watched and talked about and wrote about the show. There are stories we didn’t get to tell and creatures you didn’t get to see, but still might. ?? Meanwhile, the first 3 seasons are currently on @shudder, and the 4th season will be soon. Enjoy. ???
Each season contained 6 episodes and featured a different cast and a different director. Craig William Macneill directed Season 1. Steven Piet was behind the camera for Season 2. Arkasha Stevenson helmed Season 3 and E.L. Katz directed Season 4.
It’s always a bummer to see a good genre show killed before its time. I guess the good news, if there is any, is that the series lives on via the horror streaming service Shudder. If you haven’t watched the show (and judging by the ratings you haven’t), it is very much worth checking out. We highly recommend it. Hope springs eternal that another network or provider will pick up the show and continue it. Who knows? Maybe if enough people watch it on Shudder, they’ll pick it up for a Season 5.
What do you think? Any Channel Zero fans out there? Which season was your favorite? Tell us in the comments!