‘NOS4A2’ – Meet Bing Patridge: Here to Facilitate Your Smooth Ride to Christmasland [PREVIEW]

With less than three weeks to go before its June 2nd premiere, AMC is teasing viewers with another look at its supernatural fantasy-horror adaptation of Joe Hill‘s bestselling novel NOS4A2 – starring Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto, and with Emmy-nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) directing the first two episodes of the 10-episode series. This time, we’re taking a break from Vic and Manx to focus on the show’s supporting players – for example, Olafur Darri Olafsson‘s (Lady Dynamite, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) Bing Partridge: a hard worker with a mysterious past and an impressionable mind.

Impressionable enough to do whatever Manx wants to become “Employee of the Month” among his Christmasland staff…

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NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen (Cummings), 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 (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. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

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The supernatural horror series NOS4A2, based on Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name, tells the story of 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 discovers she has a dangerous gift.

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Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen – NOS4A2 _ Season 1, Episode 8 – Photo Credit: Zach Dilgard/AMC

Cummings’ Vic McQueen is a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx. What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

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Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx – NOS4A2 _ Season 1, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Zach Dilgard/AMC

Quinto’s Charlie Manx is 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 discovers she has a dangerous gift.

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Olafur Darri Olafsson as Bing Partridge – NOS4A2 _ Season 1, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Dana Starbard/AMC

Along with Quinto and Cummings, NOS4A2 also stars Olafur Darri Olafsson (Lady Dynamite) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) as Chris McQueen, Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh, and Ashley Romans (Shameless) as Det. Tabitha Hutter. Produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television, NOS4A2 is executive produced by Hill, Tornante Television’s  Lauren Corrao, and series creator/showrunner Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels). Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) directs the first two episodes of the 10-episode series.

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JJ Smith as Maggie Leigh – NOS4A2 _ Season 1, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Dana Starbard/AMC

AMC’s NOS4A2 premieres Sunday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT – following the fifth season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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