Emmy nominee Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story) and Ashleigh Cummings (The Goldfinch, Hounds of Love) have signed on to starring roles in NOS4A2. The series, described as a supernatural horror story, will air in 2019 and is based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill.
Quinto and Cummings join Olafur Darri Olafsson (Lady Dynamite) playing Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) as Chris McQueen, and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh in season one.
Per AMC, season one will consist of 10 one-hour episodes. Emmy nominated director Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) is on board to direct the series’ first two episodes.
Filming is now underway in Rhode Island on the AMC Studios and Tornante Television production. Author Joe Hill and Co-President of Tornante Television Lauren Corrao are executive producing. Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels) created the series and is the showrunner as well as an executive producer.
Commenting on the project, Jami O’Brien said, “As a huge fan of Joe Hill’s rich, imaginative, and exciting book, I am over the moon to be working with such a phenomenal cast and creative team on this special project.”
The NOS4A2 Plot:
NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen, a young, working class artist who discovers she has a supernatural ability to track the seemingly immortal Charlie Manx. Manx feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted Christmas Village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic must strive to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
Zachary Quinto will play 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 (Cummings) discovers she has a dangerous gift.
Ashleigh Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto). 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.
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