AMC officially has given the green light to a series of the terror drama NOS4A2 (pronounced "Nosferatu"), based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill. Hill will executive produce with Jami O & # 39; Brien (Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels). Hill is the author of the horror novel Heart-Shaped Box, the future dystopia The Fireman, and the supernatural drama Horns, which was adapted into a 2014 film starring Daniel Radcliffe.
He is also the son of author Stephen King, and his books and King frequently refer to each other. In a 2017 interview with The Verge, Hill compared NOS4A2 with 1986's King novel It, which was also recently adapted for the screen. "Everything I know about writing, I learned from my father, if I did not learn it from my mother first," he said. "NOS4A2, in a way, is a horror story about horror stories in the way it's a horror story about horror stories."
As for the NOS4A2 series, Hill issued a statement that he is happy to work with the network. "The AMC record speaks for itself," he says. "Who would not want to do business with the & Mad Men & # 39; they broke & # 39; and they did & # 39; The Dead Walk & # 39 ;?". Last summer, AMC announced that it will omit the pilot process for the adaptation of NOS4A2, as it is done with current series such as Dietland and Lodge 49, and instead develop the book as a potential full series.
The first season of 10 episodes will follow Vic McQueen, an artist who discovers that she has the power to create a magical bridge that takes her to lost objects. One of those bridges also leads to the serial kidnapper Charlie Manx, who is hiding stolen children in a place called "Christmasland", where every day is Christmas. The novel jumps between the timelines in Vic's life, while she struggles with Manx and her vampire children.
Not all of Hill's work has been collected in series so quickly. In April, Hill's horror comic, Locke & Key, received a pilot's order on Hulu, but stalled a bit after director Scott Derrickson stopped focusing on TNT's Snowpiercer series. Then Andy Muschietti, who directed the adaptation of It in 2017, joined the series. But last month, Hulu's creative team passed the pilot, which is now bought, according to Deadline. Locke & Key had also previously been in development at Fox in 2010, but never went to the series.
NOS4A2 will premiere at AMC in 2019.