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 Oâ€™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:
â€œNOS4A2â€ 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 â€“ a twisted Christmas Village of Manxâ€™s imagination where every day is Christmas day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic must strive to defeat Manx and rescue his victims â€“ without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
Here’s what Hill had to say about the announcement:
â€œI couldnâ€™t be more excited about the forthcoming adaptation of NOS4A2. I know itâ€™s in good hands with showrunner Jami Oâ€™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. AMCâ€™s record speaks for itself: who wouldnâ€™t want to be in business with the â€˜Mad Menâ€™ who â€˜Broke Badâ€™ and made â€˜The Dead Walk?â€™ And Tornanteâ€™s dedication to bringing singular visions to TV has freed everyone involved to do their best and truest work. I canâ€™t wait to see Vic McQueen turn the throttle and go after Charlie Manx in 2019. Letâ€™s ride.â€
With O’Brien adding:
â€œI loved Joe Hillâ€™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.â€
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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