Nick Antosca

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Nick Antosca
BornNicholas J. Antosca[1]
(1983-01-23) January 23, 1983 (age 38)
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter, producer
Alma materYale University[1]
Notable worksChannel Zero
The Act
Midnight Picnic
The Girlfriend Game
Notable awardsShirley Jackson Award for Best Novella, 2009

Nicholas J. Antosca (born January 23, 1983) is an American film and television writer, producer, and novelist. He is the creator and showrunner of the horror anthology television series Channel Zero (2016–2018).[2] He co-created and showran the Hulu true crime limited series The Act (2019).


As a television writer, he created the Syfy horror anthology series Channel Zero and the Hulu crime anthology The Act. He also co-produced 13 episodes of the horror series Hannibal.[3]

Antosca was in a screenwriting partnership for several years with novelist Ned Vizzini,[4] who died in 2013.

In January 2020, Syfy greenlit Chucky, a TV series continuation of the Child's Play franchise from creator Don Mancini, with Antosca set to executive produce.


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  • Fires, novel (Impetus Press, 2006; re-released in 2011 by Civil Coping Mechanisms).
  • Midnight Picnic, novella (Word Riot Press, 2009).
  • The Obese, novella (Lazy Fascist Press, 2012).
  • The Hangman's Ritual, novella (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2013).[5]
  • The Girlfriend Game, short story collection (Word Riot Press, 2013).
  • The Quiet Boy (, 2019).[6]



  1. ^ a b "Featured Writers". Deep Cleveland. Winter 2002. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
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  3. ^ "'Friday the 13th' Nabs "Hannibal" Writer!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  4. ^ "Filmmaker Magazine". Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  5. ^ Antosca, Nick. 2013. The Hangman's Ritual. Civil Coping Mechanisms. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  6. ^ Antosca, Nick. 2019. The Quiet Boy. Retrieved 2019-02-30.

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