It's been more than six months since AMC's NOS4A2 brought us the season-ending confrontation between Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) and Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), and our brains are still burning over the storyline threads that were left dangling. Vic pregnant?!? Manx wakes from his coma?!? That doesn't even begin to scratch the creepy surface. Thankfully, viewers found out before the season ended – at last year's San Diego Comic-Con panel, to be exact – that the series adaptation of Joe Hill's best-sellers were picked up for a second season.
With filming on the second season complete (more on that in a minute), series creator Jami O'Brien offered an update on production and promised a "bigger, scarier season" – thanks in large part to the effects work done by Zoic Studios, and score composed by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans. Hill appears to be in serious agreement, using a very fitting auto-themed metaphor to describe the upcoming season's intensity levels:
The first episode of season two of #NOS4A2 is colortimed, mixed, and scored. Stunning VFX by @ZoicStudios , dark and terrifying score by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans. It's gonna be a bigger, scarier season, folks!
— Jami O'Brien (@jami_obrien) February 1, 2020
Season Two of #NOS4A2 runs like hell. It's a burning Rolls-Royce moving at a hundred miles an hour and no brakes.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) February 1, 2020
Two weeks ago, Hill took to Instagram to announce that filming has wrapped on season 2 while also expressing serious pride in the work being done by O'Brien, Cummings, Quinto, co-star Jahkara J. Smith (Maggie), and the rest of the team:
A Look Back at AMC's "NOS4A2"
NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen (Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx (Quinto). Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
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 starred 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 aired Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT – following the fifth season of Fear the Walking Dead.