AMC has officially ordered the horror series NOS4A2, based on Joe Hill’s best-selling novel of the same name.
According to Deadline, AMC Studios will produce 10 episodes set to air sometime in 2019. News that this was a possibility came out awhile ago as AMC announced they were looking at the book as part of a writers room series development workshops. And now it’s official. Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead) will serve as showrunner.
“NOS4A2 continues in AMC’s rich tradition of immersive dramas that combine otherworldly stories with relatable relationships and big emotional themes,” David Madden, president of original programming for AMC told Deadline. “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.”
In case you aren’t aware, Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King. His book Horns was made into a movie in 2013 and starred Daniel Radcliffe.
NOS4A2 SynopsisNOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.
Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.
Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”
Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
I’ve read the book and it’s a lot of fun. There’s so much going on, that they could easily get more than 10 episodes out of it, so expect more than one season if it’s popular with viewers.