NOS4A2 First Season, AMC

AMC Networks’ RLJ Entertainment has put together the critically acclaimed NOS4A2: The Complete First Season, starring Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings, onto DVD and on Blu-ray. Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill, relive your favorite episode with a bonus must-see extras.

Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) is 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.

Here are 5 reasons why you should get NOS4A2: The Complete First Season

5) Ashleigh Cummings!

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Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen – NOS4A2 _ Season 1, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Zach Dilgard/AMC

The heart of the show, Ashleigh Cummings always knocks it out of the park in every single episode and never falters. Her portrayal of Vic asks Cummings to be strong, vulnerable, and flawed. 

4) Jahkara Smith!

Incredibly charismatic, Jahkara Smith is amazing to watch as Maggie Leigh. The lead in her own detective story, Maggie (Smith) becomes her own sleuth and investigates the case of the missing kids through her psychic link.

3) Virginia Kull!

Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen, Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen – NOS4A2 _ Season 1, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Dana Starbard/AMC

Virginia Kull held nothing back in her performance as Vic’s tough and stubborn mother, Linda McQueen, and told us in our interview, “She’s tough because she’s not very likable. Someone told me Linda McQueen is a shrew. I thought, ‘Well then dammit, I’m determined to find a way to make the audience to root for her.’ They may not agree with her, but at least they will understand where she’s coming from.

2) Christmasland!

As a fan of the book, showrunner Jami O’Brien has done wonders by focusing on the characterizations, exploring Bing Patridge (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), and building on the mythology of The Wraith. It’s an incredible shot at seeing Christmasland brought to life, in such detail. O’Brien brings in her social commentary on the working class, showcasing their struggles with affection and understanding.

1) The Special Features!

A Look at the Series

Meet the Characters

Becoming Charlie Manx

The Making of NOS4A2

Adapting the Book

The Rules of NOS4A2

Joe Hill on the Themes and Inspiration of NOS4A2

Joe Hill’s Show and Tell

NOS4A2: The Complete First Season arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray October 22nd, 2019. 

By Jorge Solis