Syfy and Universal Cable Productions have revealed the title and cast for the fourth installment of their horror anthology series Channel Zero. Brandon Scott (Grey’s Anatomy) and Maria Sten (Straight Outta Compton) are set to star in Channel Zero: The Dream Door, along with Steven Robertson (Elementary) and Steven Weber (Wings), which is slated to premiere on Syfy later this year.
Based on the “creepypasta” short story Hidden Door by Charlotte Bywater, Channel Zero: The Dream Door follows newlyweds Jillian (Sten) and Tom (Scott), who have each brought secrets into their marriage. When they discover a strange door in their basement, those secrets start to threaten their relationship — and their lives.
Sten’s Jillian Hope Hodgson is a landscape designer who has just married her childhood best friend. They’ve just moved into the house where he grew up — a house they hope to transform, through their combined skills, into their dream home.
Scott’s Tom Hodgson, is Jillian’s husband (and childhood best friend), a capable and thoughtful man who is deeply in love with his wife. But he’s troubled when secrets from their past threaten the marriage.
Robertson will play Ian, Tom and Jillian’s next door neighbor, an open-minded psychology grad student who becomes involved in Tom and Jillian’s bizarre experience with the mysterious door in their basement.
Weber will recur as Abel Carnacki, Jillian’s therapist. He has been listening to Jillian long enough to know about her trust issues and where they stem from. His quiet, controlled, almost hard to read tone is sometimes infuriating for Jillian, especially when she tries to talk to him about what — or who — was behind the door in their basement.
Nick Antosca, who has an overall deal with UCP, will return as executive producer, writer and showrunner for the upcoming installment. Evan Katz (Small Crimes, Cheap Thrills) will direct and co-executive produce.
Scott previously appeared in the third installment of the series, Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block. His other television credits include Guerrilla, Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle, Masters Of Sex, and Stitchers, as well as a recurring role on Loosely Exactly Nicole. Scott recently wrapped a lead role in the indie film Village People. He’s represented by Sweeney Entertainment and Innovative Artists.
Sten appeared in Straight Outta Compton and the digital series Persuasion. Sten debuted her first short film When It Burns, which she wrote, directed, produced and starred in — at Uptown Short Film Festival and LA Shorts Fest 2016. She is repped by Grandview and CAA.
Robertson, a recent Juilliard grad, guest starred on CBS’ Elementary and just wrapped production on the independent feature film Auggie. He is also the front man for NY-based rock band Red Jetty. He is represented by Gersh and Echo Lake Entertainment.
Weber, known for his starring role on Wings, also appeared in the television version of The Shining and in The Kennedys of Massachusetts. In film, Weber can be seen in Single White Female and The Temp, as well as the title character in the gay romantic comedy, Jeffrey. He most recently recurred on NCIS: New Orleans and can be seen in Thirteen Reasons Why and the upcoming season of Ballers. Weber is represented by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.