AMC is Developing Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 Supernatural Horror Novel as a TV Series
AMC has picked up the rights to Joe Hill’s supernatural horror novel NOS4A2 and they are developing it as a TV series. I haven’t read the book, but it sounds like it will make one hell of an awesome series! If you’re not familiar with the story, here’s a description:
NOS4A2 centers on Victoria “Vic” McQueen, a young woman with an uncanny talent for finding lost things… a gift that is gradually destroying her mind. Her search for help leads her to someone with powers not unlike her own: the psychopath Charlie Manx, who has survived for a century by abducting children in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith (license plate: NOS4A2), and draining his passengers of their souls to keep himself forever young. When Manx kidnaps Vic’s own son, she’ll plunge into the impossible, nightmare world that lies just beneath the surface of everyday America in a desperate attempt to get him back.
Hill is the son of Stephen King and has also written Horns, which was adapted into a film by Alexandra Aja. He also wrote the Locke & Key graphic novel series, which has seen attempted adaptations as both a TV series and a trilogy of films.
Hill most recently wrote and executive produced a remake of the 1980s horror/fantasy anthology series Tales From The Darkside for The CW, but it doesn’t look like the pilot episode stuck the landing. With AMC behind NOS4A2’s development, you know we’re going to get a quality series. I love the concept of the story, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing how it plays out as a show.