AMC has announced that they’ve ordered 10 episodes of NOS4A2, a supernatural horror series based on author Joe Hill‘s novel of the same name.
The series was created by Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels), who will also serve as showrunner, and Hill will be involved as an executive producer.
You can find a description of the story and quotes from Hill and O’Brien below.
Here’s more on the story from the press release:
“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.
Here’s what Hill had to say about the announcement:
“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.”
With O’Brien adding:
“I loved Joe Hill’s fantastic book from the moment I read it, and look forward to continuing to work with Joe, AMC, and Tornante on this exciting material.”
The 10-episode first season of NOS4A2 will premiere on AMC sometime in 2019. If you can’t wait that long and haven’t read Hill’s book, be sure to pick up a copy over at Amazon.
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