Nick Antosca, the creator of SyFy’s horror anthology series Channel Zero, based on internet scary stories (known as “creepypasta”), has announced, via social media, that the network has abruptly cancelled the show. Antosca posted his thanks to the cast & crew as well as the original creepypasta authors:
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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. 🤡💀🖤
Channel Zero debuted back in October of 2016 with the first season, Candle Cove, followed by season 2, No End House, the following year. The third & fourth seasons, Butcher’s Block and The Dream Door (respectively), both debuted this year. The show even took earned the runner-up spot in our first annual Best TV or Streaming Series of 2018 earlier this month.
The first three seasons of Channel Zero are currently available on horror streaming service Shudder, with the fourth coming soon.
While there was no word on whether or not the show could be picked up by another network, we can only hope that Shudder, Netflix, Hulu, or others are interested in creating a fifth season, because we’re definitely interested in watching it.