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Zachary Quinto leads AMC's adaptation of Joe Hill's NOS4A2

7 days agoby: Mike Sprague

Emmy-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto (STAR TREK, AMERICAN HORROR STORY) and HOUNDS OF LOVE star Ashleigh Cummings (see above) have just snagged the lead roles in AMC's upcoming supernatural horror series NOS4A2, which is evidently the show's "working title"... even though it's based on the book by the same name from Joe Hill.

Anyhow, 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.

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.

Executive producer and showrunner, Jami O’Brien says:

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.

Hill's NOS4A2 tells the story of 

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.

NOS4A2 is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. The series is executive produced by Joe Hill, Jami O’Brien (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD), who created the show for television and will serve as showrunner, and Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television. The cast also includes the previously announced Olafur Darri Olafsson as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith as Maggie Leigh.

The network also announced Emmy-nominated director Kari Skogland (THE HANDMAIDEN'S TALE) will direct the first two episodes of the series. Production began this week in Rhode Island. The 10 one-hour episodes are slated to premiere in 2019.

Extra Tidbit: Have you read Hill's novel?
Source: AITH

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