There will be no Season 5 of Nick Antosca’s well received horror anthology series Channel Zero. Syfy previously had ordered a third and fourth installment of the anthology ahead of its second season premiere.
Antosca served as executive producer, showrunner and writer on Channel Zero. He first announced the cancellation on Instagram, and Syfy has confirmed.
“After 4 seasons, Channel Zero is no more at SYFY,” Antosca wrote. He went on to thank the show’s writers, actors, crew, et al. You can read his entire post below the story.
Each installment of the Channel Zero anthology was based on a “creepypasta” (user-generated horror stories published online). The first installment, the six-part Candle Cove, centered on Kris Straub’s unnerving story of one man’s obsessive recollection of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s.
The series was produced by Universal Cable Prods. Next for Syfy is the debut of Deadly Class.
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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. 🤡💀🖤