AMC's adaptation of the Joe Hill novel NOS4A2 has found its first cast members.
Olafur Darri Olafsson (Lady Dynamite), Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) are on board as series regulars for the drama, based on the 2013 bestselling horror novel. The project has been in development at AMC since 2015, and but it didn't receive a series order until April.
According to AMC's description, “NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen, a young, working class artist who discovers she has a supernatural ability to track the seemingly immortal Charlie Manx. Manx feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland — a twisted Christmas Village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic must strive to defeat Manx and rescue his victims — without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.”
While the main characters have not yet been cast, the three announced actors have pivotal roles, with Olafsson playing Bing Partridge, a hard worker with a mysterious past. Kull is Linda McQueen, Vic’s tough, blue-collar mom determined to protect her daughter, while Moss-Bachrach portrays Chris McQueen, Vic’s charming dad, who has a weakness for alcohol but a deep love for his daughter.
Moss-Bachrach was most recently seen as David Lieberman (aka Micro) on the first season of The Punisher, working alongside Frank Castle to take down their adversaries.
Jami O'Brien, the co-executive producer on both Fear the Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels, will be showrunner, and serve as executive producer alongside Hill and Lauren Corrao.
NOS4A2 will premiere sometime in 2019, although an exact date has not been announced.