The AMC Horror drama NOS4A2, based off of the novel by Joe Hill, has found its leads with Ashleigh Cummings (Hounds of Love, The Goldfinch) and Zachary Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek). Jami O’Brien (The Walking Dead) is the showrunner of the project. Michael Eisner’s Tornante Television and AMC Studios are producing. The drama is set to debut in 2019.
The novel by Hill, son of Stephen King, was published in April of 2013 and was nominated for the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. Here’s the publisher’s summary from Audible:
“Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn’t tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.
Charles Talent Manx has a gift of his own. He likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the vanity plate NOS4A2. In the Wraith, he and his innocent guests can slip out of the everyday world and onto hidden roads that lead to an astonishing playground of amusements he calls Christmasland. Mile by mile, the journey across the highway of Charlie’s twisted imagination transforms his precious passengers, leaving them as terrifying and unstoppable as their benefactor.
And then comes the day when Vic goes looking for trouble…and finds her way, inevitably, to Charlie.
That was a lifetime ago. Now, the only kid ever to escape Charlie’s unmitigated evil is all grown up and desperate to forget.
But Charlie Manx hasn’t stopped thinking about the exceptional Victoria McQueen. On the road again, he won’t slow down until he’s taken his revenge. He’s after something very special – something Vic can never replace.
As a life-and-death battle of wills builds her magic pitted against his – Vic McQueen prepares to destroy Charlie once and for all…or die trying…“
I remember listening to this book back in 2015. Found the story to be so-so. Perhaps it’ll play better visually, sometimes that happens. As it stands, I’m fairly apathetic to this project. Now Doctor Sleep, that one I’m keenly interested in.