nos4a2AMC has just announced that they are adding a new ongoing series to their lineup by adapting Joe Hill‘s novel ‘NOS4A2’ and taking it to series on the small screen. The series is planned to be produced as a joint release between AMC Studios and Michael Eisner’s Tornante TV. At this time no writer or director has been attached to the project though the search for a writer is currently on.

Initially released in 2013 ‘NOS4A2’ follows the story of Victoria McQueen. Vic for short. She has an ability to find lost things which is unfortunate as in using it she is losing her mind. She comes in contact with Charlie Manx who is a centuries old psycopath. In fact, the name of the novel ties in to his abduction of children in a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith which has the licence plate of NOS4A2. His own power is to steal the souls of those he takes to keep himself young.

When Manx kidnaps Vic’s son, she goes on the trail to find him and has to overcome her own internal demons to track down and defeat this very real one.

With ‘The Walking Dead‘ being a hit, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ having respectable ratings, and high hopes for ‘Preacher,’ it is clear that AMC is banking big on the horror genre continuing to deliver high viewership for the network. Picking a work by Stephen King’s son is clearly working on both talent and name recognition as Hill had become a success even before the ties to his father had been made public knowledge.

While Hill was originally known for both ‘Locke & Key‘ and ‘Horns,’ this has also been a bestselling novel with high praise across the board.

Are you looking forward to checking out ‘NOS4A2’ when it premieres on AMC? Do you feel that the novel is right for an ongoing series or would you prefer it to be a stand alone? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Dread Central