‘NOS4A2’ Season 1 Premiere “The Shorter Way”: Vic McQueen, Meet Charlie Manx [TEASER]

With only a little more than a week to go before AMC premieres its supernatural fantasy-horror adaptation of author Joe Hill‘s bestselling novel NOS4A2, we have to give the network a ton of credit for the way they’ve introduced viewers to the series. From a look at how stars Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto approached their roles to a behind-the-scenes tour with none other than Hill himself, we’ve covered a lot of ground in a relatively short period of time… but now it’s time to get back to the series itself.

With Emmy-nominated director Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) at the helm for the first two episodes, we have a new teaser for series premiere “The Shorter Way,” which introduces us to Vic McQueen (Cummings) and Charlie Manx’s (Quinto) respective powers – and how those powers put them on a collision course with “Christmasland”… and each other.

NOS4A2 Season 1, Episode 1 “The Shorter Way”: Vic McQueen, a young, blue-collar, New Englander discovers her supernatural abilities, as the immortal Charlie Manx uses his own to lure a child into his mysterious 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith.

NOS4A2 Season 1, Episode 2 “The Graveyard of What Might Be”: Vic meets Maggie, a medium with more questions than answers. Charlie Manx visits Haverhill to seek The Shorter Way and finds Vic’s school Janitor, Bing, is more than eager to help.

NOS4A2 Season 1, Episode 3 “The Gas Mask Man”: Vic strives to live a normal life despite Maggie’s warning. Charlie Manx puts Bing Partridge to work.

NOS4A2 Season 1, Episode 4 “The House of Sleep”: Vic seeks the Wraith and learns she must trust her gift. A body surfaces in Haverhill.

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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.

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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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.

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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