The title and cast have been revealed for season 4 of Syfy's horror anthology series Channel Zero. The new season will premiere later this year. Created by Nick Antosca, Channel Zero is a horror anthology series based on creepypastas, which are horror stories posted on forums and other websites on the internet often with the intention of scaring readers.
Each season consists of six episodes and tells a different story, complete with a whole new cast. The show's first season, Candle Cove, told the story of a man who returns to his hometown to find a connection between his brother's disappearance and a children's show. The second season, No-End House, was a story about a "haunted funhouse", while season 3, Butcher's Block, involved a secret family of immortal cannibals. Of all three seasons, Butcher's Block was considered to be the "furthest departure" from the source material.
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Deadline reports that season 4 of Channel Zero will be titled The Dream Door. The new season, based on the creepypasta story "The Hidden Door" by Charlotte Bywater, will star Brandon Scott, Maria Sten, Steven Robertson, and Steven Weber. The male and female leads, Scott and Sten will play newlywed couple Tom and Jillian who have kept secrets from each other. When Tom and Jillian "discover a strange door in their basement - those secrets start to threaten their relationship - and their lives."
Fans of Channel Zero may recognize Scott from the show's third season. Scott played the main role of Luke, a police officer who realizes that his father, the local sheriff, has been covering up murders for decades.
Weber will play Abel Carnacki, Jillian's therapist, who understands her trust issues and listens to her concerns about the door in the basement. Robertson will play the couple's next-door neighbor, Ian, "an open-minded psychology grad student" who becomes involved in the bizarre occurrences surrounding the door.
Since Butcher's Block ended in March, it may seem surprising that Syfy is set to air a new season in the same year. However, Butcher's Block premiered in February, only a few months after the conclusion of season 2 at the end of October. This unusually short span between seasons could have something to do with the fact that the series was renewed for seasons 3 and 4 simultaneously, making it possible for the writers to work on both seasons at the same time.
Channel Zero: The Dream Door will premiere on Syfy later in 2018.