Ready to get your mind shit scared again? After ‘Channel Zero’ went AWOL following the fourth instalment, fans have been wondering about season 5. Well, guess what! We have news! Keep reading to find out!
The SyFy original horror anthology, ‘Channel Zero’, went on for 4 seasons after receiving reviews that definitely went in the show’s favour. However, 2018 was the last time we heard of ‘Channel Zero’ when season 4 was released, and we wonder if there’s any new buzz around season 5. What’s the dirt on the future of the horror anthology series? Scroll down to find out more!
- All about ‘Channel Zero’
- Fans are rooting for ‘Channel Zero’ Season 5
- Is season 5 finally happening?
All about ‘Channel Zero’
Season 1 of ‘Channel Zero’ premiered in 2016 on SyFy as a horror anthology series with Nick Antosca as the creator and the executive producer of the show. The storylines of each instalment in the series are said to have been inspired by what is commonly known as “creepypastas”. In simpler terms, the stories in ‘Channel Zero’ are inspired by the images and legends of the horror genre copied and made viral on the internet. Originally, ‘Channel Zero’ was released for two planned six-episode seasons. The immediate popularity of the show soon led SyFy to confirm another two seasons of the horror anthology in 2017.
Like any anthology, each season of ‘Channel Zero’ came with a new story and different characters. Season 1 followed a child psychologist who investigates the murder of five kids. Among the victims is also his twin brother, Eddie. Interestingly, the murders are patterned around a puppet show running on a puppet theme, Candle Cove, attended only by children.
The ‘Channel Zero’ Season 1 story was adapted from a creepypasta, also called “Candle Cove”, created by Kris Straub. Season 2 of ‘Channel Zero’, “No-End House”, is inspired by a creepypasta that goes by the same name and was created by Brian Russell. The story follows the lead character, Margot Sleator, visiting a haunted house with her friends.
The third season derives its story from a Reddit series called, “Search and Rescue Woods” by Kerry Hammond. The story follows around the cases of a few disappearances in a small town that is being investigated by a young cop. Season 3 of ‘Channel Zero’ is called “Butcher’s Block“. The fourth and the last season of the horror anthology is adapted from a creepypasta, “I Found a Hidden Door in My Cellar”, created by Charlotte Bywater.
The season is named “Dream Door” and follows a couple who have just relocated to a new house that harbours a creepy and mysterious door in the cellar. The door opens up a dark past and hell breaks loose as Jillian and Tom discover the big secret.
Fans are rooting for ‘Channel Zero’ Season 5
After blessing four seasons with gripping mystery and a riveting plot, fans of ‘Channel Zero’ are eagerly waiting for season 5. Whether that dream could be turned to reality is yet to be found out. Fans definitely want a new season to return for the show with a new story, and honestly, who doesn’t love a good horror mystery! However, not getting a confirmation about season 5 of ‘Channel Zero’ has been eating away at the minds of the fans and rightly so! A fan wrote on “Reddit“,
“It’s the only SyFy show other than Nightflyers that doesn’t have any news. Considering Nightflyers is a Netflix co-production it’s probably gonna get renewed. Channel Zero, on the other hand, it’s in a tough spot”.
Another fan wondered if ‘Channel Zero’ would face the same fate as ‘Paranormal Witness’, that was left hanging in the air. That being said, fans are not unaware of the underrated beauty of horror anthologies inspired from creepypastas and would definitely want to see season 5 of ‘Channel Zero’. A fan wrote,
“I wonder if Shudder or Netflix would pick them up if SyFy drops the ball with them. I hope they keep Channel Zero. Creepypasta shows are underrated”.
Is season 5 finally happening?
Nevermind, for ‘Channel Zero’ is probably never coming back! SyFy dropped the ball on ‘Channel Zero’ right ahead of season 5 and there could not have been a bigger disappointment. Nick Antosca, the show-runner of ‘Channel Zero’, had made the official announcement of the show’s cancellation after four seasons in one of his Instagram posts. The news was later confirmed by SyFy.
Nevertheless, take it with a pinch of salt and a dash of sugar, for all hope is still not lost. According to Antosca, scripts of ‘Channel Zero’ Season 5 and 6 have already been discussed and conceptualised which could be a silver lining. He said,
“I’ve discussed concepts for a fifth and sixth season with the studio. I don’t know yet when we’ll know, but everyone on the creative team is excited about doing more”.
The script’s ready, the team’s ready, all that’s needed is a platform. Netflix here’s looking at you!
Which of the ‘Channel Zero’ stories is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!