Sci-fi fans have a new series called “NOS4A2” to watch for on AMC, and the network announced that the supernatural horror series will premiere back-to-back with “Fear the Walking Dead: Season 5” on June 2nd. Subscribers to AMC Premiere can binge the entire season of 10 episodes on the service, allowing them to get ahead of the game and feast on the vampire goodness.
The announcement was made at WonderCon this weekend, where the network debuted the official trailer. The panel included showrunner and executive producer Jami O’Brien, executive producer Joe Hill, and series stars Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jahkara Smith.
“NOS4A2” is based on Hill’s 2013 best-selling novel of the same name. The story follows Vic McQueen, played by Cummings (The Goldfinch), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx, played by Emmy-nominee Quinto (Star Trek, American Horror Story). Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
In addition to Quinto and Cummings, the cast includes Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Lady Dynamite) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh. The series is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television.
Fans can get a taste of “NOS4A2” in the trailer below.
While we have the premiere date for “Fear the Walking Dead: Season 5,” we will get even more details tomorrow when the show’s panel kicks off at 12:30 pm. That panel features series stars Lennie James, Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson and new crossover character Austin Amelio along with executive producers and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producer Scott M. Gimple and director Michael Satrazemis.
“Fear remains one of the most successful dramas on cable with a passionate fanbase who we think will love NOS4A2, a suspenseful and electrifying character drama set against the back drop of supernatural horror. We anticipate the audience overlap will be strong,” said Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group. “Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg brilliantly reinvented Fear in its fourth season to much critical acclaim and we can’t wait to share with those fans what they have in store for Season 5. Likewise, NOS4A2 showrunner Jami O’Brien and her incredible writing team have created something we didn’t know we needed until now – a perfectly unmissable intertwining of horror and Christmas.”
In “Fear the Walking Dead Season 5,” the group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. In the new season, Morgan Jones (James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when the group finds themselves in uncharted territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears.
The network teased the story adding, “It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.”
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