Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Joe Hill, AMC’s “NOS4A2” has beefed up its cast today with the addition of both Zachary Quinto (“American Horror Story”) and Ashleigh Cummings (Hounds of Love) as the leads for the supernatural series.
Kari Skogland (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) will be directing the series’ first two episodes.
“NOS4A2” introduces Vic McQueen (Cummings), a young, working class artist who discovers she has a supernatural ability to track the seemingly immortal Charlie Manx (Quinto). 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.
The project, produced by AMC Studios in association with Michael Eisner’s Tornante Television, was created by Jami O’Brien (“Fear The Walking Dead”, “Hell On Wheels”) who will serve as showrunner. The 10-episode series is set for debut in 2019.
Hill and O’Brien executive produce NOS4A2 along with Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television.