NOS4A2 is the next big horror series coming to AMC. The show is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Joe Hill, the son of horror master Stephen King. It’s not surprising then that NOS4A2 is a deliciously haunting piece of fiction.
The 10-episode series – produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television – will arrive under the primary purview of showrunner Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead), joined by executive producer Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television. As Hill lauded of O’Brien in an April statement, “her beautifully composed scripts show a writer at the height of her powers, one who has an exquisite touch with character and a relentless instinct for suspense.”
Hill will also serve as an executive producer on the series. Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) is confirmed as the director of the first two episodes.
Here’s everything else we know about the series:
NOS4A2 Release Date
NOS4A2 is arriving this summer and with a helpful lead-in. NOS4A2 will debut on Sunday, June 2 at 10 p.m. ET. That’s one hour after Fear the Walking Dead Season 5. It’s a summer horror double feature.
NOS4A2 now has a spooky first trailer. That’s quite a thumbnail too.
The primary duo of NOS4A2 has been officially announced!
Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) will play Charlie Manx, an immortal parasitic serial killer who uses his 1938 Rolls Royce with the license plate number “NOS4A2” to kidnap children. According to the description, Manx is “a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law.”
Ashleigh Cummings (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) will play series protagonist Vic McQueen, a young New England-based starving artist who suddenly discovers that she possesses a supernatural psychic ability connected to the killer, allowing her to track him and rescue his victims, an endeavor she will attempt to accomplish without losing her own mind. As the official description adds, “what Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit.”
Rounding out the cast are Olafur Darri Olafsson (The Deep) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (Big Little Lies) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) as Chris McQueen, Jahkara Smith (of YouTube fame) as Maggie Leigh, Karen Pittman (Luke Cage) as Angela Brewster, Rarmian Newton (Nightmares & Dreamscapes) as Drew, Darby Camp (Big Little Lies) as Haley Smith, and Ashley Romans (Shameless) as Tabitha Hutter.
AMC released some images for NOS4A2 at its 2019 TCA winter press tour appearance. At the panel, Quinto revealed that his villain, Charlie Manx appears in five different stages of physical aging appearance depending on how recently he…uh….drains a child of their souls. The photos reflect at least two of those stages.