With the second season only a little more than a month away, AMC's NOS4A2 is preparing for the war between Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) and Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) to reignite. For Manx, the June 21 premiere date marks the start of his opportunity to rid himself of Vic once and for all. The cruelest and most horrific way to do that? By targeting the one person who means the most to her: her eight-year-old son, Wayne. But for Vic's had nine long years to prepare for this day (think Jamie Lee Curtis from the new Halloween). As much as Manx wants Vic shuffled off this mortal coil, Vic wants Manx in Hell permanently and Christmasland burnt to the ground. She's willing to do whatever's necessary to make that happen and protect those she loves.
One of those people looking to help and Vic's looking to protect is Jahkara Smith's Maggie, who brings her powers of perception and Scrabble tiles back for this second and possibly final round between the opposing forces. So what better way to welcome back our favorite character from the first season than by AMC giving Smith a chance to "divine" some answers to viewers' questions/comments via Maggie's bag of tiles. From whether it's normal to be attracted to Manx to the importance of strong female characters to what it's like seeing the final product on the screen, here's a look at what Smith (and the bag) has to say:
NOS4A2 Introduced Viewers to Christmasland in Season One
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.