With less than a month to go before its June 2nd premiere, AMC is offering viewers another look at their upcoming supernatural fantasy-horror adaptation of Joe Hill's bestselling novel NOS4A2 – starring Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto. With Emmy-nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaid's Tale) on board to direct the first two episodes of the 10-episode series, here's a look at a teaser for the season premiere that asks a very important questions: just because Vic McQueen (Cummings) may have been "chosen" to stop the evil that is Charlie Manx (Quinto), is it a responsibility she actually wants?
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how Quinto made the transformation into Manx:
The supernatural horror series NOS4A2, based on Hill's bestselling novel of the same name, tells the story of Charlie Manx, 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 discovers she has a dangerous gift.
Cummings' Vic McQueen is a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx. 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.
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 discovers she has a dangerous gift.
Along with Quinto and Cummings, 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, Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh, and Ashley Romans (Shameless) as Det. Tabitha Hutter. 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). Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaid's Tale) directs the first two episodes of the 10-episode series.
AMC's NOS4A2 premieres Sunday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT – following the fifth season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead.