AMC has announced that they have a new supernatural horror series headed our way. Titled NOS4A2 (pronounced Nosferatu) just like the book it originated from, the source material has quite the pedigree behind it.
The story comes to us originally from the 2013 novel written by Joe Hill. Hill has the supernatural and horror genres almost literally in his blood. His father, Stephen King, could be considered the face of the genre.
Here’s the synopsis of the series which was published by AMC this morning:
“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.”
Hill will serve as executive producer on the series. He’s joined by Jami O’Brien who will serve as the series’ showrunner. O’Brien has worked with AMC previously on both Fear the Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels. The project is being developed at AMC in association with Tornante Television. Co-President of Tornante, Lauren Corrao, will act as executive producer as well.
Hill couldn’t sound more excited to be working with O’Brien and AMC, releasing the following gushing statement this morning:
“I couldn’t be more excited about the forthcoming adaptation of NOS4A2. I know it’s in good hands with showrunner Jami O’Brien: her beautifully composed scripts show a writer at the height of her powers, one who has an exquisite touch with character and a relentless instinct for suspense. AMC’s record speaks for itself: who wouldn’t want to be in business with the ‘Mad Men’ who ‘Broke Bad’ and made ‘The Dead Walk?’ And Tornante’s dedication to bringing singular visions to TV has freed everyone involved to do their best and truest work. I can’t wait to see Vic McQueen turn the throttle and go after Charlie Manx in 2019. Let’s ride.”
NOS4A2 earned numerous accolades upon release and won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. It even had a comic book tie-in miniseries produced by IDW Publishing which featured characters from the original novel.
The project was initially announced in December 2015 as a miniseries in development for AMC. Since then, AMC fast tracked it as part of their “scripts-to-series” development model. AMC is saying the series will premiere with 10 episodes in 2019, so it sounds as though the show has since developed into more than just a miniseries.