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After its first season finale on AMC, the supernatural drama, NOS4A2, starring Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto,will make its debut on Shudder. Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill, the vampire drama will sink its fangs into the premium streaming service dedicated to horror,. 

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.

UPDATE: The show has been renewed for a second season.

Here are 5 reasons we’re excited to see NOS4A2 on Shudder:

5) The Gripping Novel!

 Shudder GM Craig Engler discusses the adaptation from pages to screen, “Showrunner Jami O’Brien and her cast have done an amazing job bringing Joe Hill’s gripping novel to life. NOS4A2 is one of the best new horror series in years, and we’re beyond thrilled to bring it to Shudder members.” 

4) A Perfect Lead!

Ashleigh Cummings delivers a knockout performance every time she is on screen. Cummings sells these suspenseful and terrifying moments with such expressiveness. She also wonderfully captures the loneliness and heartbreak as Vic McQueen constantly struggles with a domineering mother and an alcoholic father. 

3) Jahkara Smith!

Amazing to watch, Jahkara Smith is incredibly charismatic as Maggie Leigh. As the list of missing children grows, Maggie (Smith) becomes her own sleuth and investigates the case through her psychic link. Smith and Cummings are powerhouses when they show up on-screen together. 

2) Ólafur Darri Ólafsson!

The title is a clever homage Max Schreck’s silent movie, Nosferatu. the show plays around with the vampire lore.  A clever tribute to Dracula, Manx has his own Renfield, a right-hand man, Bing Patridge (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson). At times, Ólafsson brings out the sadness within Bing, but there’s also something terrifying about him. 

1) Virginia Kull!

From our interview, Virginia Kull describes portraying Linda McQueen from novel, “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.”

The first episode of NOS4A2 debuts on Shudder August 8th 2019, with subsequent episodes of the 10-episode series added every Thursday. NOS4A2 airs on AMC Sundays at 10pm.

By Jorge Solis