AMC’s NOS4A2 premiered last night, and if you didn’t catch it, Stephen King thinks you missed an incredible debut. He sang the series’ praises on Twitter last night, and his followers are paying close attention. Here’s what the bestselling horror author said:
“NOS4A2: Scary? Yes. Involving? Yes. But it’s also doing something network TV can’t or won’t do–showing working-class people doing their jobs and trying their damndest (sometimes failing) to be decent. The best horror stories are firmly wedded to real life.”
Full disclosure: NOS4A2 is based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, who is Stephen King’s son. So while he may be a bit biased, King remains a trusted voice in horror, meaning his seal of approval is likely to give the series a boost. If you missed Episode 1 last night, NOS4A2 airs Sunday nights on AMC at 10 PM. You can check out the synopsis and trailer below.
NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), 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 (Zachary Quinto). 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.
The cast also includes Olafur Darri Olafsson (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.
Did you catch Episode 1 of NOS4A2 last night? What do you think if the series so far? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.