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Chronicle writer bringing horror anthology Channel Zero to SyFy

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Max Landis had a bit of a rough summer, following less than stellar reviews for his movie American Ultra.

Things may change for the writer, however, after it was announced today that his new horror anthology series was picked up by SyFy for two guaranteed seasons.

The show, Channel Zero, will focus on one man who becomes obsessed with 1980's mystery television and the role those shows may have played in a "series of nightmarish events" that took place during his childhood.

Landis is on board to co-produce the series, alongside Hannibal veteran, Nick Antosca. The two announced in a joint statement acquired by Entertainment Weekly that they were excited to bring the new anthology to Syfy.

"As lifelong fans of experimental horror and science fiction from The Twilight Zone to Tales From The Crypt, we are overjoyed to have the opportunity to offer exposure to a new generation of creators," they said.

The first season will be based on the short story, Candle Cove, written by Kris Straub and will air next fall. The second season will air during the fall of 2017, but there's no word on what the focus will be.

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