AMC has released the first trailer for its upcoming adaptation of the Joe Hill horror novel, NOS4A2. The network also announced that the series will premiere alongside the upcoming season of Fear of the walking dead on June 2, 2019.
First published in 2013, NOS4A2 follows the story of Victoria “Vic” McQueen (played by Ashleigh Cummings on the show), who discovers she has an uncanny ability to find lost things as she rides her bike across a strange bridge. She crosses paths with a man named Charlie Manx (played by Zachary Quinto), who kidnaps children to take them to a supernatural place called Christmasland, where he feeds on their souls and corrupts them. Vic was the only boy to meet Manx and escape, and those experiences have haunted her later in life. A year later, Manx has found a new son to go to Christmasland: his son.
AMC debuted the trailer earlier today and presented the first episode of the series for audiences at Wondercon in Anaheim, California. The trailer is as creepy as you’d expect, showing Quinto’s Manx and his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith (the story’s title comes from his vanity plate) as he works to kidnap children, while Vic vows to destroy him and his world. . .
In 2017, Hill counted The edge who saw the novel as “a horror story about horror stories in the way that That it’s a horror story about horror stories. ”AMC announced that year that it was developing the project with a view to a direct pickup to the series, and rebooted the series last year.
NOS4A2 is not the only project based on Hill’s work that is in the process of adaptation. Last year, Netflix picked up the comic series that he created together with Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key. The streaming service will also release a film adaptation of In the tall grass, the novel that he collaborated with his father, Stephen King, sometime this year, while Sudder’s anthology series A scare show will present an adaptation of his short story “By the Silver Waters of Lake Champlain” sometime this year. On top of all that, Hill will release a collection of short stories, All gas later this fall, along with a novel, Up the chimney below, in 2020.