Channel Zero - a horror series that comes with the Dat Boi Wampler stamp of approval - is about to wrap its second season, No-End House, and is wasting no time getting to work on the third. A new teaser for the next installment dropped today, and it looks to be just as eerie as its predecessors:
Similar to American Horror Story, Syfy’s Channel Zero is a horror anthology that tells a contained story each season. Created by Nick Antosca, Channel Zero's inspired by internet folklore known as “Creepypasta“, which delivered unto the world such delightful characters as the Slender Man.
Season three - known as Butcher's Block - follows “a young woman named Alice (Olivia Luccardi) who moves to a new city and learns about a series of disappearances that may be connected to a baffling rumor about mysterious staircases in the city’s worst neighborhoods. With help from her sister, she discovers that something is preying on the city’s residents.”
The cast for Butcher's Block is pretty impressive, containing a collection of seasoned vets and new indie stars. The characters/performers this season are:
- Holland Roden (Teen Wolf) as Zoe Woods, Alice’s sharp, tough older sister whose struggles with mental illness have worn her down over the years;
- Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) as Joseph Peach, a 1950s meatpacking magnate who grew increasingly reclusive and then disappeared after his beloved daughters were murdered
- Brandon Scott (Wreck-It Ralph) as Officer Luke Vanczyk, a young but already jaded cop, living in the shadow of his father, the Chief of Police.
- Krisha Fairchild (Krisha) as Louise Lispector, a retired journalist who has lived in Garrett, Michigan her whole life. Now she spends her days doing taxidermy and working on her personal project: A book about a pattern of disappearances in the city’s worst neighborhood.
Altogether a pretty intriguing line-up for a really cool premise. Here's hoping Antosca & Co. can continue to please Wampler (and other people, too - but mainly Scott).