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'Channel Zero' Showrunner Nick Antosca Launches Production Company Eat the Cat (Exclusive)

The creative mandate of the shingle is to make elevated genre material and high-end dramas and thrillers.
Nick Antosca (left), Alex Hedlund
The creative mandate of the shingle is to make elevated genre material and high-end dramas and thrillers.

Nick Antosca, the showrunner of Syfy’s Channel Zero, has launched a new production banner named Eat the Cat.

Alex Hedlund, who most recently served as head of development and production for Archie Comics, has been hired to run day-to-day operations for ETC.

The shingle will focus on television and film projects. The creative mandate of Eat the Cat is to make elevated genre material and high-end dramas and thrillers. Antosca will continue with his overall deal with UCP.

The name of the company was chosen to reflect an appetite to break from formula and to tell challenging stories in unconventional ways. Antosca practiced that mantra with Channel Zero, a horror anthology that ran four seasons on Syfy and that delved into the subgenre of creepypasta, internet-based horror stories and images.

Antosca, who was a writer-producer on NBC’s Hannibal, is shaping up to have a busy 2019 as his true-crime limited series The Act, which he co-created and showran, is set to premiere in March on Hulu. On the movie side, he co-wrote the script and served as an executive producer on Antlers, a horror film in postproduction that is being produced by Guillermo del Toro. The film is based on a short story Antosca wrote.

While at Archie Comics, Hedlund worked on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, streaming now on Netflix, and an Archie Bollywood feature film. He previously held executive positions at Legendary as well as Sam Raimi and Josh Donen’s production company Stars Road Entertainment. 

Antosca is repped by WME, Writ Large and attorney Lev Ginsburg. 

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