Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings join cast of AMC's upcoming supernatural horror 'NOS4A2'

Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto) whose character feeds on the souls of children

Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings join cast of AMC's upcoming supernatural horror 'NOS4A2'

AMC has finally called the shots on the lead roles for its new supernatural horror series 'NOS4A2'. Emmy-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto of 'Star Trek' and 'American Horror Story' fame, and rising star Ashleigh Cummings from 'The Goldfinch' and 'Hounds of Love' will be starring as the leads. The network has also announced that Emmy-nominated director Kari Skogland from 'The Handmaid’s Tale' and 'Sons of Liberty' will direct the first two episodes of the series based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name.

Production for the show began this week in Rhode Island, and the 10 one-hour episodes are slated to premiere in 2019. As for the title of the show, it's still a working one.

Zachary Quinto attends the 2017 GQ Men of the Year party at Chateau Marmont on December 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)
Zachary Quinto attends the 2017 GQ Men of the Year party at Chateau Marmont on December 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Quinto will play 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 (Cummings) discovers she has a dangerous gift.

Cummings will play Vic McQueen, 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. Executive producer and showrunner, Jami O’Brien said, “As a huge fan of Joe Hill's rich, imaginative, and exciting book, I am over the moon to be working with such a phenomenal cast and creative team on this special project."

Ashleigh Cummings attends the 6th Annual Australians in Film Award & Benefit Dinner at NeueHouse Hollywood on October 18, 2017, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)
Ashleigh Cummings attends the 6th Annual Australians in Film Award & Benefit Dinner at NeueHouse Hollywood on October 18, 2017, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

'NOS4A2' is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. The series is executive produced by Joe Hill, Jami O’Brien ('Fear The Walking Dead', 'Hell On Wheels'), who created the show for television and will serve as showrunner, and Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television. The cast also includes the previously announced Olafur Darri Olafsson ('Lady Dynamite') as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull ('The Looming Tower') as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach ('The Punisher') as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.