With the second season of AMC's NOS4A2 now less than a month away from Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) and Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) resuming their war for survival, the network has released the official trailer for the series' return. Though many believed Manx to be dead and gone after the first season finale, Vic was never quite convinced, as she waited and prepared for years for the day he returned. Vic won't stop until Manx is back in Hell and Christmasland follows him there, but Manx returns more dangerous than ever. Forced to face his own mortality in a very real way, Manx is more desperate than ever to rid himself of Vic once and for all. To do it, he'll go through the one person she holds most dear: her eight-year-old son, Wayne. But Manx is also facing a different Vic, one who's willing to give up her own life to end Manx's reign for good.
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 1 "Bad Mother": Eight years on, Vic McQueen receives shocking news about Charlie Manx. Maggie consults her tiles at great risk. Bing hunts down the Wraith but hits a roadblock. Millie Manx discovers a new aspect of Christmasland. Written by Jami O'Brien
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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 and unhappiness is forbidden. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.
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, Jahkara Smith, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Virginia Kull, Jonathan Langdon, Ashley Romans, Jason David, and Mattea Conforti. Produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television, NOS4A2 is executive produced by Hill, O'Brien, and Tornante Television's Lauren Corrao.