When you think of recent horror that really digs under your skin in strange and unsettling ways, there's a good chance that Channel Zero is near the top of your list. Spearheaded by showrunner, writer, and executive producer Nick Antosca, the creepypasta-based anthology series consistently brought mind-numbing nightmares to life on screen throughout its first four seasons (and hopefully more to come), so it's beyond exciting that Antosca has launched a new production banner of his own called Eat the Cat.

The Hollywood Reporter recently broke the news of Eat the Cat's launch, reporting that Alex Hedlund, former head of development and production at Archie Comics (including Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), will help run the company. Hedlund also has experience working at Legendary and Stars Road Entertainment, the latter of which was co-founded by horror maestro Sam Raimi.

According to THR, Eat the Cat will foster the development of "elevated genre material and high-end dramas and thrillers" in the realms of both TV and film, with an emphasis on stories that shatter the mold of formula-based expectations and perceptions.

It sounds like Eat the Cat will be home to thought-provoking and bone-chilling stories in the same vein of Channel Zero, and we can't wait to see what Antosca and company create next.

In the meantime, in case you missed it, go here to read our latest interview with Antosca to learn more about his upcoming projects, including the movie Antlers (produced by Guillermo del Toro), which he co-wrote based on his own short story.

Source: THR
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