AMC announced this past weekend from WonderCon that the highly-anticipated supernatural horror series NOS4A2 will premiere on Sunday, June 210:00pm ET/9:00pm CT, immediately following Fear the Walking Dead‘s season 5 premiere. AMC also shared that subscribers to AMC Premiere, AMC’s premium upgrade option, will have an opportunity to binge the entire season of 10 episodes beginning Sunday, June 2.
The network also debuted the official trailer for NOS4A2 at the WonderCon panel for the series, which featured 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.
Check out the trailer below!
In a statement explaining the decision to debut NOS4A2 on the same night as FTW, AMC shared this: “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 backdrop 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 addition to the trailer, an official synopsis of the new series was released as well:
Based on Hill’s 2013 best-selling novel of the same name, NOS4A2 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.
It looks like AMC has another hit on their hands and possibly a new obsession for Deadheads to get their hands on!