Actor Zachary Quinto (Heroes, American Horror Story) and actress Ashleigh Cummings (The Goldfinch, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries) are set to lead AMC's new supernatural horror series NOS4A2 (working title). Based on author Joe Hill's bestselling novel of the same name, the series will have Emmy-nominated Kari Skogland (The Handmaid's Tale) directing the first two episodes of the 10-episode season. Production on the project is currently underway in Rhode Island, with the series expected to premiere in 2019.
"'NOS4A2' continues in AMC's rich tradition of immersive dramas that combine otherworldly stories with relatable relationships and big emotional themes. Jami O'Brien and the writing team have vibrantly brought Joe Hill's incredible story to life for the small screen and we are pleased to be making this diabolically unique new show under the AMC Studios shingle, in association with Tornante."
– David Madden, President of Original Programming, AMC/SundanceTV/AMC Studios
Quinto's Charlie 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. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England (Cummings) discovers she has a dangerous gift.
Cummings' Vic McQueen is a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto). What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
NOS4A2 also stars Olafur Darri Olafsson (Lady Dynamite) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) as Chris McQueen, and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.
Produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television, NOS4A2 is executive produced by Hill, Tornante Television's Lauren Corrao, and series creator/showrunner Jami O'Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels), who added: "As a huge fan of Joe Hill's rich, imaginative, and exciting book, I am over the moon to be working with such a phenomenal cast and creative team on this special project."