Normally, a network will order a pilot for a new series to be produced in order to determine if the series can find a place on the network or be shopped to another venue. In the case of the adaptation of Joe Hill’s N0S4A2, AMC has decided to go all in.
According to a report from Deadline, AMC has given a ten episode straight to series order for the supernatural thriller which will have Jami O’Brien (Hell on Wheels, Fear The Walking Dead) as showrunner. The series was part of a development model that the network was implementing last year that had writer’s rooms opened for three projects, N0S4A2 being one of them.
The story is about a woman named Victoria “Vic” McQueen, an artist who discovered as a kid that she has the supernatural ability to track and find things. The use of this gift eventually leads her into a confrontation with Charlie Manx, a seemingly immortal killer who feeds on the souls of children, leaving their bodies in a twisted reality called Christmasland. Vic’s run in with Manx links them after Manx is captured and seemingly dies in prison, only to escape again.
President of original programming for AMC David Madden states, “N0S4A2 continues in AMC’s tradition of immersive dramas that combine otherworldly stories with relatable relationships and big emotional themes,” he said.
Writer Joe Hill, who will also executive produce the series with O’Brien said in a statement, “AMC’s record speaks for itself.”, he added “I can’t wait to see Vic McQueen turn the throttle and go after Charlie Manx in 2019. Let’s ride.”
I can’t wait to see an adaptation of N0S4A2 because it’s a great story and because it might get me one step closer to the Locke & Key adaptation that I want.
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