AMC to bring Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 to TV


AMC, who seems to thrive on the dark and gritty dramas, has gotten their mitts on NOS4A2.

NOS4A2 will become a supernatural series based on the book by horror and fantasy writer Joe Hill, the son of horror master Stephen King.

This isn’t the first time Joe Hill’s work has been optioned for television.

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Hill’s comic book series Locke & Key, released by IDW Publishing, has been tapped for tv a couple times. However, due to differing circumstances, it was shelved; breaking the hearts of many fans who want to see the popular series come to life.

If you are expecting NOS4A2 to be anything like the TV vampires you’ve seen before, you might be in for a surprise. The lead villain, Charlie Manx, is a bit more on the avant-garde side.

Manx eats children, whose spirits live on eternally in a place called “Christmas Land,” where it is always Christmas. Manx is hunted by the artistic heroine, Vic McQueen, who has a special ability to track the vampire.

Joe Hill has some amazing and definitely original ideas, but it makes you wonder how they will translate onto the screen. His film Horns was stunning and heart-wrenching, so we know it can be done, but the concept behind Horns seemed a bit more visually cohesive.

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Jami O’Brien of Fear the Walking Dead will be at the helm, both writing and as showrunner. It will be interesting to see how they make Hill’s abstract vision work.

Per TV Line, AMC has green-lit 10 episodes of NOS4A2 to premiere sometime in 2019. Check back often with Show Snob for all the latest in TV news!