The inspiration for Channel Zero: Candle Cove (Season 1) is based on the creepypasta of the same name by Kris Straub. Season 2, No End House, is also based on a creepypasta of the same name, this one created by Brian Russell. Season 3, Butchers Block, was inspired by Kerry Hammond‘s Search and Rescue Woods.
The name and character descriptions for the 4th season of Channel Zero has just been announced. Though Nick Antosca is returning as writer/showrunner, there’s no mention in yesterday’s news regarding the inspiration for Channel Zero: The Dream Door.
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It’s clearly based on the creepypasta I Found a Hidden Door in My Cellar, and I Think I’ve Made a Big Mistake from a mysterious Reddit user known only as v0ids. You can link to the original post, HERE, and/or check out a reading by YouTuber CreepyPasta Jr. below.
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Per Dread Central:
[Channel Zero: The Dream Door] will be directed by Evan Katz (Small Crimes, Cheap Thrills); and Brandon Scott, Maria Sten, Steven Robertson, and Steven Weber star.
Maria Sten will star as “Jillian Hope Hodgson, a landscape designer who has just married her childhood best friend. They’ve just moved into the house where he grew up — a house they hope to transform, through their combined skills, into their dream home.”
Brandon Scott will star as “Tom Hodgson, Jillian’s husband (and childhood best friend), a capable and thoughtful man who is deeply in love with his wife. But he’s troubled when secrets from their past threaten the marriage.”
Steven Robertson will play “Ian, Tom and Jillian’s next-door neighbor, an open-minded psychology grad student who becomes involved in Tom and Jillian’s bizarre experience with the mysterious door in their basement.”
And Steven Weber recurs as “Abel Carnacki, Jillian’s therapist. He has been listening to Jillian long enough to know about her trust issues and where they stem from. His quiet, controlled, almost hard to read tone is sometimes infuriating for Jillian, especially when she tries to talk to him about what — or who — was behind the door in their basement.”
We don’t have an exact release date yet for Channel Zero: The Dream Door, but SyFy assures us it’ll be sometime this year. Stay tuned for details as they emerge!