SYFY renews Channel Zero, sends Rutger Hauer to the Butcher’s Block

New episodes return in early 2018

SYFY confirmed this week that its horror anthology series Channel Zero is, indeed, renewed for a third season. It will be returning in Spring 2018 with six new episodes.

The new season, called Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block, is inspired by the creepypasta story Search and Rescue Woods by Kerry Hammond, first published on Reddit.

Like the original story, the plot of Butcher’s Block revolves around a series of supernatural events that occur when mysterious staircases suddenly appear. The main difference is that in Hammond’s work, the location is the woods whereas in SYFY’s Butcher’s Block, it’s an urban setting – the fictional Garrett, Michigan.

Rutger Hauer

The series stars Olivia Luccardi (It Follows) as Alice Woods, who stumbles upon the supernatural events. But the big-name star is Blade Runner‘s Rutger Hauer as Joseph Peach, a meatpacking tycoon. Teen Wolf‘s Holland Roden plays Alice’s older sister, Zoe.

The network also released a moody teaser trailer.

According to SYFY, the primary cast and characters are as follows:

Olivia Luccardi It Follows Alice Woods An idealistic young woman who devotes her life to helping the less fortunate, including her schizophrenic sister. But behind a facade of composure, Alice's struggles with family, money and her own personal health are threatening to push her over the edge.
Holland Roden Teen Wolf Zoe Woods Alice's older sister – a sharp, tough young woman whose struggles with mental illness have worn her down over the years. She hates that her younger sister has to take care of her and she'd give anything to go back to the way things used to be.
Rutger Hauer Blade Runner Joseph Peach A 1950s meatpacking magnate who grew increasingly reclusive and then disappeared after his beloved daughters were murdered.
Brandon Scott Wreck-It Ralph Officer Luke Vanczyk A young but already jaded cop, living in the shadow of his father, the Chief of Police. Luke’s world-weary exterior hides a fierce commitment to justice, and a deep love for his troubled community.
Krisha Fairchild Krisha Louise Lispector A retired journalist who has lived in Garrett, Michigan her whole life. Now she spends her days doing taxidermy and working on her personal project: A book about a pattern of disappearances in the city's worst neighborhood. But when she rents out part of her house to Alice and Zoe Woods, she finds herself in danger from the people behind the disappearances.