American Crime Story proved that true crime could be addicting television, and each season could tell a complete new story. Hulu’s new series The Act is about to tell you a more recent true crime story. Season one is about Gypsy Rose Blanchard (Joey King), whose mother Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette) was committing Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, keeping her daughter sick so she could keep taking care of her. Gypsy eventually found a man online, Nick Godejohn to kill Dee Dee so she could escape.

Nick Antosca, the creator of Channel Zero and a writer on Hannibal, brought The Act to Hulu. His co-creator on the series is Michelle Dean, author of the 2016 Buzzfeed article that brought this case to national attention. Dean is also a producer and writer on The Act and lead the writer’s room. Her article also became the subject of the HBO documentary. Mommy Dead and Dearest.

“The show though isn’t a factual retelling of the case,” Dean told /Film in a separate interview. “It’s more inspired by the case, something like that. Over the years this case has become like an ocean for me of information. Apprehending that ocean is a big part of constructing the show.”

Antosca spoke with /Film about adapting the true story into eight episodes of television. He’s also in the works on a Chucky TV series with Child’s Play creator Don Mancini, as part of his overall deal with Univesral Content Productions. The Act premieres on Hulu today.

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Last month, Syfy officially announced the Child’s Play TV series that creator Don Mancini has long been teasing. Mancini will collaborate with Channel Zero creator Nick Antosca, who hired Mancini as a writer on Channel Zero.

Antosca spoke with /Film about his new Hulu series The Act, but we were able to get an update on the Chucky series he’s developing with Mancini.

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Channel Zero streaming

Channel Zero, the very best horror series on TV right now that you’re probably not watching, has found a new streaming home. Shudder, the must-have streaming service for horror fans, will exclusive stream the series starting next month.

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Channel Zero, one of the best horror TV shows that you’re probably not watching, is gearing up for its fourth season. Channel Zero season 4 will be titled The Dream Door, and include Brandon Scott, Maria Sten, Steven Robertson, and Steven Weber among the cast.

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Fox Searchlight is obviously quite pleased with Oscar winner/monster maker Guillermo del Toro. So much so that they’ve signed a deal with the director that covers live action feature film projects to be written, produced and directed by del Toro. Searchlight will also develop a new label that will serve as a home for new horror, sci-fi and fantasy films, including those produced and curated by del Toro. More on the del Toro Fox Searchlight deal below.

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Warning: This Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block review contains some minor spoilers.

Channel Zero, the best horror show on TV that you should really start watching, returns with its most disturbing season yet. Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block feels like a turning point for the series – this is a season that doesn’t just push boundaries, it devours them whole. This isn’t quite the best season of the series, but it is the season that is most likely to have you covering your eyes in terror and losing sleep long after the credits have rolled.

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Channel Zero, the Syfy horror anthology series inspired by Creeypasta stories and created by Nick Antosca, returns for its third disturbing season this week. Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block focuses on a pair of sisters who move to a new town and quickly discover a series of strange, supernatural staircases that appear in the town park. As if that wasn’t weird enough, there’s a family of cannibals who would just love to have them over for dinner.

Antosca spoke with /Film about the Creepypasta inspirations behind Channel Zero and revealed what viewers can expect when the show returns this week.

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Channel Zero Season 3 premiere date

Channel Zero, one of the best horror shows on TV that you’re probably not watching, just recently wrapped-up its second season, Channel Zero: No-End House, in October, but season 3 is ready to go. A new teaser for Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block reveals the premiere date for the new season, and it’s a lot closer than you think.

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Channel Zero season 3

Channel Zero, one of the best horror TV shows you’re probably not watching, is about to wrap up its second season, No-End House, and it’s wasting no time getting to work on season 3. A new teaser for the next season just arrived, and with it comes a new plot synopsis and a new cast. Get the Channel Zero season 3 details below.

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When Channel Zero first premiered in 2016, it was clear that a new age of anthology series was upon us. SYFY’s creepypasta-inspired program kicked off with Candle Cove, a tale of a haunted children’s show that drives kids to murder. Thanks to the popularity of Black Mirror and American Horror Story, the series brought new life to the horror anthology formula, making Candle Cove one of the scariest tales to hit the small-screen last year. Now, we’re just days away from the season 2 premiere, and from what we’ve seen, things are about to get a whole lot crazier. Ladies and gentlemen welcome to The No-End House.

“We want every season to be a different flavor of horror; we want every season to give the viewer a new experience,” series creator Nick Antosca explained on a conference call with select members of the press. It’s an intriguing statement, for sure, and one that rings true with No-End House. Inspired by Brian Russell’s original creepypasta tale, the new six-episode season follows Margot Sleator as she attempts to escape the horrors of an elusive pop-up home-haunt while reconciling a trauma from her past in the process.

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