Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 TV series greenlit for a full first season at AMC

Joe Hill’s chilling horror novel NOS4A2 finally gets the go-ahead at AMC

While we anxiously wait to see if anyone will step in and save Locke And Key, there’s good news for a different Joe Hill project as AMC has officially greenlit NOS4A2 (or NOS4R2 for us UK readers).

EW reports that the network has given a 10 episode order to the adaptation of Hill’s third novel under creator/showrunner Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead) to air at some point in 2019.

The story “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 his imagination where every day is Christmas 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.”

It’s one of Hill’s best, and its decades-spanning structure should lend itself very nicely to TV. Also, a cable network makes sense because it is very, very dark stuff…

Hill gave a statement, saying “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.”

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