It is a good time to be a member of the King bloodline. Joe Hill, son to a little horror writer called Stephen King, has just had his novel NOS4A2 picked up by AMC to become a series. Here’s a synopsis of the novel:
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.
Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels) will be the creator, showrunner and executive producer for the upcoming series.
David Madden, president of original programming for AMC said:
“‘NOS4A2’ continues in AMC’s rich tradition of immersive dramas that combine otherworldly stories with relatable relationships and big emotional themes. Jami O’Brien and the writing team have vibrantly brought Joe Hill’s incredible story to life for the small screen and we are pleased to be making this diabolically unique new show under the AMC Studios shingle, in association with Tornante.”
Hill, who will also be an executive producer, added:
“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.”
AMC is the first name that comes to my mind for where I would want my show to air on (beside HBO). Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, there is no shortage of great programming on the network. I am not sure of NOS4A2 is up my alley yet, but a supernatural horror show seems like a nice change of pace for AMC.
The first season of NOS4A2 will run for 10 episodes and will premiere in 2019.