Syfy has announced a two-season order for Channel Zero, an anthology series from Nick Antosca and Max Landis.
Each six-episode season will tell a single story, with season one, Channel Zero: Candle Cove premiering in the fall of 2016.
Candle Cove will center on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s show from the 1980s – and his suspicions that it ties into nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood. For more, follow the jump.
How do we celebrate Thanksgiving? With turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie and whipped/ice cream and, of course, eight helpings of 007!
Syfy is shaking things up on Thanksgiving weekend with a James Bond Marathon. Beginning at 6am(5C) on Thursday, November 26th, the network kicks things off with the first Bond of all, Dr. No – followed by all four Pierce Brosnan Bonds (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day).
Black Friday, November 27th brings Daniel Craig’s 007 in Casino Royale and Skyfall, and Saturday, November 28th, the Thanksgiving spy spree concludes with Quantum of Solace. Follow the jump for times.
Syfy’s The Magicians – based on the novels by Lev Grossman – premieres in January, 2016. A lovely, weird teaser clip welcomes us to Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. Check it out after the jump.
Syfy’s annual 31 Days of Halloween will take over the month of October with 600 hours of bloodcurdling programming including four scary new Syfy Original movies: Night of the Wild, Ominous, They Found Hell and The Hollow.
Adding to the fun will be holiday-themed episodes of Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness along with such cult faves as Blade II; Underworld; The Fog; Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning; Cabin In The Woods; The Omen (2006); The Last Exorcism; Fright Night (2011); Hostel and Silent Hill: Revelation – not to mention fresh meat, like I Am Legend, Orphan to Insidious: Chapter 2 and new episodes of Z Nation, Dominion and Haven.
Syfy has ordered 13-epiosde second seasons for both of its Friday night space operas – Dark Matter (above) and Killjoys.
Dark Matter – which revolves around a crew of a mercenary ship who have had their identities wiped – comes from Stargate veterans John Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.
Kiljoys – following a trio of Reclamation Agents (bounty hunters) in a planetary system of terraformed moons – was created by Michelle Lovretta, who also created Lost Girl.
Both shows ended with rather mindboggling cliffhangers so it will come as a relief to many that they were renewed so quickly. The second seasons of both shows will air in 2016. For more, follow the jump.
Dark Matter (Syfy, Friday, 9/8C) reaches the end of its first season with back-to-back episodes that are so different that their only connection is that are happening to the amnesiac mercenary crew of the spaceship the Rasa.
Episode Twelve finds the crew and, especially, Two learning out where she came from; Episode Thirteen is, of all things, a bottle show – no guest stars and set entirely on the show’s standing Rasa sets. Both are gripping and relentlessly enthralling.
Dark Matter (Syfy, 10/9C) started off with a space vessel with a crew of six who couldn’t remember who they were. Before the premiere had ended, they’d learned that they were – with one notable exception – wanted mercenaries with extremely bad records.
Since then, the series has been about them learning who they are now – and that’s not necessarily the same as who they were before someone hacked their stasis pods to wipe their memories. Now, in the season’s antepenultimate episode, we learn that there may be a great deal more to learn about them – as the Rasa has been taken over by mercenaries who look to double their take by collecting the bounties on them. Oh, and Two has been spaced.