When American Horror Story launched in 2011 on FX, nobody dared to hope that it would wind up as the successful TV show that it has become today. The structure of each season telling a brand new story with most of the actors and actresses remaining in the show, though playing different roles than before seems to be working, and now Syfy announced that they also would be developing an anthology horror show called Channel Zero.
Channel Zero will follow the basic format of American Horror Story, meaning that every season would revolve around different stories and dramas, but their approach is seemingly quite different. While Ryan Murphy, the creator of American Horror Story, maintains that his show is there to tell the big myths of American pop culture (Murder House, Asylum, witches, freak shows and now a haunted hotel in the upcoming season 5), Channel Zero will reportedly dig down to the depths of urban legends found on the internet.
Season one will be based on Candle's Cove, which was supposedly a fictional TV show back in the early 1970's airing on channel 58 at 4 pm. It pretty much worked like found footage movies nowadays; basically it was so random that it wasn't believable, but still there were a few who thought that there was some truth to it. Candle's Cove's secret was that it could be seen only by children, but in reality the kids tuned their TVs to static and watched the imaginary show for 30 minutes. In Channel Zero's first season the mysterious show will be connected to a series of murders and one man's dark secret as well.
Channel Zero is being written by Nick Antosca while Max Landis is doing the producer duties, with both of them being responsible for the creative direction of the show. Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President of Development at Universal Cable Productions, has already started praising the show, saying the first episode really gave her the chills.
Nick Antosca has already collaborated in a couple of TV shows like the recently cancelled Hannibal, Believe and Teen Wolf. Meanwhile Max Landis is mostly known of his work as a screenwriter of Chronicle (2012) and the upcoming American Ultra. #Television