Following the deliciously dark fairy tale of Channel Zero: Butcher's Block, SYFY and Universal Cable Productions' horror anthology series will return later this year with a fourth season titled The Dream Door.
Directed by Evan Katz (Cheap Thrills), Channel Zero: The Dream Door is based on Charlotte Bywater's "Hidden Door" creepypasta short story. Showrunner Nick Antosca will once again executive produce and lead the writers' room in the fourth season, with Brandon Scott (who played Luke Vanczyk in Butcher's Block) starring alongside fellow cast members Maria Sten, Steven Robertson, and Steven Weber.
Channel Zero will return to SYFY later this year, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are announced. In the meantime, here's the full press release with more information:
Press Release: UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – May 4, 2018 – SYFY and Universal Cable Productions (UCP) today announced CHANNEL ZERO’s fourth installment will be titled CHANNEL ZERO: THE DREAM DOOR. Nick Antosca, who has an overall deal with UCP, will return as executive producer, writer and showrunner for the upcoming installment. It will be directed by Evan Katz (“Small Crimes,” “Cheap Thrills”), who will also co-executive produce. The installment will star Brandon Scott (“Greys Anatomy”), Maria Sten (“Straight Outta Compton”), Steven Robertson (“Elementary”) and Steven Weber (“Wings”) and will premiere on SYFY later this year.
Based on the “creepypasta” short story “Hidden Door” by Charlotte Bywater, CHANNEL ZERO: THE DREAM DOOR follows newlyweds Jillian and Tom, who have each brought secrets into their marriage. When they discover a strange door in their basement, those secrets start to threaten their relationship -- and their lives.
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.
Scott previously appeared in the third installment of the series, CHANNEL ZERO: BUTCHER’S BLOCK. His other television credits include “Guerrilla,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Middle,” “Masters Of Sex,” and “Stitchers,” as well as a recurring role on “Loosely Exactly Nicole.” Scott recently wrapped a lead role in the indie film “Village People,” and also appeared in “Stand-Up Guys” and “Wreck It Ralph.” He is represented by Sweeney Entertainment and Innovative Artists.
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.
Danish American actress Maria Sten recently appeared in “Straight Outta Compton” and the digital series “Persuasion.” Sten debuted her first short film "When It Burns" -- which she wrote, directed, produced and starred in -- at Uptown Short Film Festival and LA Shorts Fest 2016. She is represented by Grandview and CAA.
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.
Robertson is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School’s prestigious drama division. He recently guest starred on CBS’ hit series “Elementary” and just wrapped production on the independent feature film “Auggie.” He is also the front man for NY-based rock band Red Jetty. He is represented by Gersh and Echo Lake Entertainment.
Steven Weber will recur 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.
Weber soared to national attention for his role on “Wings,” which he starred on for seven seasons. He is also known for his roles in the television version of “The Shining” and in “The Kennedys of Massachusetts.” In film, Weber can be seen in “Single White Female” and “The Temp,” as well as the title character in the gay romantic comedy, “Jeffrey.” Most recently, Weber can be seen in the recurring role of Councilman Douglas Hamilton on “NCIS: New Orleans”. He also appears in “Thirteen Reasons Why” as Principal Gary Bolan and will make appearances on the upcoming season of “Ballers.” He has also performed on Broadway in “The Real Thing,” “The Producers” and “The Philanthropist.” Weber is represented by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
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About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted content for all media platforms. Its robust slate of programming includes: the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” the Golden Globe nominated “The Sinner,” “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G,” “The Purge” and “Suits” for USA Network; “The Umbrella Academy” for Netflix; “Homecoming” for Amazon; “Dirty John” for Bravo; “Happy!,” “The Magicians” and “Channel Zero” for SYFY; “Impulse” for YouTube Red; and “The Arrangement” for E!. UCP’s content library also features critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy award-winning “Monk” as well as “Battlestar Galactica” and “Psych.” UCP is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.