Syfy cancels anthology horror show Channel Zero
“After 4 seasons, Channel Zero is no more at SYFY,” wrote Antosca. “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. ???”
Speaking to EW last year, Antosca had expressed hope that the show would be picked up for more seasons.
“I would love to do more,” he said. “I guess we’ll find out in a couple of months if Syfy orders more. I’m also thrilled that we’ve gotten to do four seasons. Our budget is very low, but with the low-budget comes freedom. What Syfy has done is basically let us make four, long indie horror movies.”
Channel Zero premiered in October, 2016. The show’s cast included Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, John Carroll Lynch, Rutger Hauer, and Barbara Crampton.
Watch the trailer for the most recent season of Channel Zero, above.