When the dust settled on the first season finale of AMC's NOS4A2, viewers were left with a sense that the battle for survival between Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) and Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) wasn't quite as dead as many thought Manx to be. From what we've seen of the second season so far (set to debut on June 21), you can add Vic's name to the very short list of those not convinced. Vic's had nine long years to prepare for this day, so as much as Manx wants Vic off the battlefield for good, she won't stop until he's back in Hell and Christmasland follows him there. Manx was forced to face his own mortality in a very real way, and to say he didn't like it would be an understatement. To rid himself of Vic once and for all, he'll target her through the one person she holds most dear: her eight-year-old son, Wayne. But to do that, Manx is going to need to wake up:
AMC's NOS4A2 Brought to Christmasland to Life 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.