AMC has announced that actor Zachary Quinto, best known for playing Spock in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek franchise, will lead the network’s new horror series. Tentatively titled NOS4A2 (a play on Nosferatu), the series is based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name.
Produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. The series is executive produced by Joe Hill, Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels), who created the show for television and will serve as showrunner, and Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television. The cast also includes the previously announced Olafur Darri Olafsson, Virginia Kull, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Jahkara Smith.
Quinto isn’t new to supernatural horror. His first foray into the genre was American Horror Story. In the series, Quinto will play Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England (Ashleigh Cummings) discovers she has a dangerous gift.
NOS4A2 will have 10 one-hour episodes that are slated to premiere in 2019.