Nick Antosca

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Nick Antosca
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BornNicholas J. Antosca[1]
(1983-01-23) January 23, 1983 (age 39)
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
  • Novelist
  • screenwriter
  • producer
Alma materYale University[1]
Notable worksChannel Zero
Brand New Cherry Flavor
The Act
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 also co-created and showran the Hulu true crime limited series The Act (2019) and the Netflix horror drama limited series Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021).[3]


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.[4]

Antosca was in a screenwriting partnership for several years with novelist Ned Vizzini,[5] 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.

In November 2019, it was announced that Antosca would be credited as a co-creator, writer, executive producer alongside Lenore Zion in the Netflix horror drama limited series, Brand New Cherry Flavor.[3] The series premiered on Friday August 13, 2021.[6]

Antosca will serve as showrunner, writer, and executive producer on A Friend of the Family for Peacock.[7][8]



Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes
2012 Teen Wolf No No Yes staff writer with Ned Vizzini
2012 Last Resort No No Yes story editor with Ned Vizzini
2014 Believe No No Yes story editor with Ned Vizzini
2015 The Player No Yes Yes Co-producer
2015 Hannibal No Yes Yes Co-producer, season 3, co-wrote three episodes
2016-2018 Channel Zero No Executive Yes Creator, showrunner
2019 The Act No Executive Yes Co-creator, showrunner
2021 Brand New Cherry Flavor Yes Executive Yes Co-creator, showrunner, directed one episode
2021 Chucky No Executive No
2022 Candy No Executive Yes Co-creator
TBA A Friend of the Family No Executive Yes Creator, showrunner

Film writing credits[edit]


  • 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).[9]
  • The Girlfriend Game, short story collection (Word Riot Press, 2013).
  • The Quiet Boy (, 2019).[10]



  1. ^ a b "Featured Writers". Deep Cleveland. Winter 2002. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Channel Zero Creator Nick Antosca on the Show's Future". 17 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (November 15, 2019). "N'Brand New Cherry Flavor' Series Headlined By Rosa Salazar A Go At Netflix; Catherine Keener, Eric Lange, Jeff Ward & Manny Jacinto Co-Star In Horror Adaptation". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  4. ^ "'Friday the 13th' Nabs "Hannibal" Writer!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  5. ^ "Filmmaker Magazine". Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  6. ^ Cordero, Rosy (July 19, 2021). "Rosa Salazar Goes Dark In Netflix's 'Brand New Cherry Flavor' Teaser Trailer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  7. ^ Thorne, Will (May 7, 2020). "'The Act' Creator Developing Jan Broberg Kidnap Series at UCP". Variety. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  8. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 15, 2022). "Peacock Orders True Crime Series 'Friend of the Family' With Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton". Variety. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  9. ^ Antosca, Nick. 2013. The Hangman's Ritual. Civil Coping Mechanisms. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  10. ^ Antosca, Nick. 2019. The Quiet Boy. Retrieved 2019-02-30.

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