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AMC has been trying to keep horror fans of The Walking Dead coming back to the network for reasons beyond the zombie series, and it's been moderately successful with Fear the Walking Dead and its newest series The Terror. Now, AMC is bringing another horror-based show into its programming as the network's former white whale is finally getting a premiere date. That's right, Joe Hill's NOS4A2 is finally happening for real this time, and it sounds as though things are already off to a great start.
NOS4A2 will tell the tale of Vic McQueen, a female artist with a supernatural ability to track Charlie Manx, a supernatural killer who feeds on the souls of children. Once he's done the feeding, Manx then puts what's left of the children in a world of his imagination called Christmasland, which is far less pleasant than its name would imply. AMC is co-producing the supernatural-horror series with Tornate Television and is planning for the show to premiere with 10 episodes at some point in 2019.
Joe Hill, the author of NOS4A2, will serve as an executive producer on the series. The show was created for television by Jami O'Brien, whose previous work with AMC includes co-executive producer credits on Hell On Wheels and Fear the Walking Dead. O'Brien will also serve as the showrunner and hopefully capture the same element of fear that earned the novel a Bram Stoker Award nomination for best novel. Fans can expect as much, though, as history indicates that a good number of adaptations that develop from Joe Hill's family bloodline tend to be successful.
That sentence may not make a lot of sense to those who don't know the author's history and his full name: Joseph Hillstrom King. Hill, the son of writer and master of horror Stephen King, has used an unassuming pen name for years to try and succeed apart from his father's past merits, and he's had a great deal of success doing so. In addition to his upcoming television adaptation of NOS4A2, Hill has been responsible for other popular works like horror comic book series Locke & Key. Talk of a NOS4A2 series has been going on at AMC for two years now, and now with the series currently in development, Hill fans might not feel so disappointed as the news of Hulu decided to pass on the Locke & Key adaptation.
NOS4A2 will premiere on AMC sometime in 2019. For more information on other shows set to air in the near and distant future, head on over to our midseason premiere guide and summer premiere guide. For more on AMC, check out what the network is doing to celebrate the upcoming crossover of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, click here.