The latest offering from SyFy titled Channel Zero could provide stiff competition for Stranger Things Season 2.

Recent spoilers for Stranger Things Season 2 came up care of teasers provided by actor David Harbour at the New York Comic Con. Sadly, he confirmed the death of Barb. Yet he promised fans they would still feel her presence in the sequel. Harbour also revealed a father-daughter relationship would happen between Chief Hopper and Eleven.

News of Eleven in Season 2 would certainly make fans happy. Her notable absence at the previous season’s finale raised fears. Moreover, the uncertainty of actress Millie Bobby Brown did not help as well when asked about her character’s fate.

Season 2 of the Netflix original series will premiere in 2017. In the meantime, fans could opt to check out SyFy’s Channel Zero for now. According to Hitfix, the new series would fall under the category of a creepypasta aka digital urban legends.

These are horror stories created and posted online via message boards. The term is a derivative of copypasta owing to the copy and paste method of sharing a story through message boards. The twist is the scary angle of the narratives. Webcartoonist Kris Straub developed the story for the first season of Channel Zero titled Candle Cove. The official synopsis provided by SyFy reads as follows.

Candle Cove centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980’s, and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.” The first season consists of six episodes, the first of which aired last October 11.

The concept of Channel Zero follows the format made popular by FX’s American Horror Story with its collection of horror stories. SyFy already announced the second season of its latest series. Thus, would it overtake the popularity of Stranger Things Season 2?

Can Channel Zero compete with Stranger Things Season 2?