As we said in our previous preview for AMC and BBC America's NOS4A2, last week's episode "Good Father" did an excellent job of fleshing out Charlie Manx's (Zachary Quinto) backstory in a way that gave viewers a better appreciation of his evil's origin and sense of the dangers that Christmasland present to Vic (Ashleigh Cummings). While we understood him more by the time the credits rolled, it didn't keep us from hating him on an even deeper level. Episode writer David Grimm desire a ton of credit of being able to offer Manx's backstory without trying to humanize him as "misunderstood" or "victim of circumstance." As Manx, Bing (Olafur Darri Olafsson), and Millie (Mattea Conforti) conspire to keep the lights of Christmasland on full-time, this Sunday's "The Night Road" brings Vic back to our screens- and as you're about to see from the following preview images and promo, both Vic and Manx seem to be shoring up their forces.
NOS4A2's second season picks up eight years after the events of season one. Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) remains more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Charlie, having faced his own mortality, emerges desperate for revenge against Vic. This time, he sets his sights on the person who means most to Vic – her eight-year-old son Wayne. The race for Wayne's soul sends Vic and Charlie on a high-speed collision course, forcing both to confront the mistakes of their pasts in order to secure a hold on Wayne's future.
NOS4A2 season 2, episode 3 "The Night Road": Vic takes the Shorter Way to Haverhill; Lou and Wayne face a terrible threat in her absence. Written by Lucy Thurber.
Based on best-selling author Joe Hill's novel, and executive produced by series creator/showrunner Jami O'Brien (Fear the Walking Dead) and Hill, NOS4A2 stars Quinto, Cummings, Conforti, Darri Olafsson, Jahkara J. Smith, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Virginia Kull, Jonathan Langdon, Ashley Romans, and Jason David. Produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television, NOS4A2 is executive produced by Hill, O'Brien, and Tornante Television's Lauren Corrao.