AMC has announced that Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) and Ashleigh Cummings (Hounds of Love) have been cast as the leads in the upcoming TV adaptation of Joe Hill’s bestselling supernatural horror novel NOS4A2.
Quinto will play Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England (Cummings) discovers she has a dangerous gift.
Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto). What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
“As a huge fan of Joe Hill’s rich, imaginative, and exciting book, I am over the moon to be working with such a phenomenal cast and creative team on this special project,” said showrunner Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead).
Quinto and Cummings join a cast that also includes Olafur Darri Olafsson (Lady Dynamite), Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher). Filming on the ten episode series is underway now ahead of a premiere in 2019.