With filming on AMC’s supernatural horror-drama NOS4A2 set to begin in September, the population of “Christmasland” has grown by three. Olafur Darri Olafsson (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Virginia Kull (Big Little Lies) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Punisher) have been tapped as series regulars in the series adaptation of author Joe Hill‘s 2013 novel from William Morrow and Company. Created by showrunner Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels) and produced by AMC Studios in association with Michael Eisner’s Tornante Television, the series is set to debut next year. Hill and O’Brien will executive produce alongside Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television.
NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen, a young, working class artist who discovers she has a supernatural ability to track the seemingly immortal Charlie Manx. Manx feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted Christmas Village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic must strive to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
Olafsson’s Bing Partridge is described as a hard worker with a mysterious past and an impressionable mind. Kull’s Linda McQueen is Vic’s tough, blue-collar mom determined to hold her family together and protect her daughter. Moss-Bachrach’s Chris McQueen is Vic’s charming, blue-collar dad with a weakness for drink but a deep love for his daughter.
Olafsson recently starred in Netflix’s Lady Dynamite; and has Murder Mystery, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and The Meg coming out this year. Kull recently appeared in Hulu’s The Looming Tower, and Fox’s Gracepoint; as well as Big Little Lies, Sneaky Pete, and Mr. Mercedes. Moss-Bachrach portrays Micro in Netflix’s Punisher; and portrayed Desi in HBO’s Girls.