“Nurse Thornton walked into the long-term care ward a little before eight with a hot bag of blood for Charlie Manx.”

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Joe Hill at a book signing for NOS4A2 in 2013

According to Deadline, AMC is currently developing a new supenatural-horror series called NOS4A2.  The series is based upon the bestselling novel of the same name, which was written by Bram Stoker Award-winning genre author Joe Hill.  Hill, who is a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship, also penned Horns, which was adapted into a film in 2014, and the critically acclaimed novels Heart-Shaped Box and 20th Century Ghosts, as well as the comic book series Locke & Key.

Oh yeah, and he’s also the son of Stephen and Tabitha King.

From the New York Times article "Stephen King's Family Business"

From the New York Times article “Stephen King’s Family Business”

Here’s what the book (and presumably the series) is about (from Amazon):

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”
Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

AMC is still looking for screenwriters for NOS4A2 (pronounced “Nosferatu.” Like the 1922 vampire movie). Personally, I think it would be great if Hill could adapt his own novel for television (he wrote the pilot episode for the Tales from the Darkside reboot), but that could just be wishful thinking.  In any case, this is a series to be excited about.

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