'NOS4A2' Season 2: Meet the cast of AMC's hit supernatural horror series as it comes for a second round
Catch the Season 2 premiere of 'NOS4A2' on AMC on Sunday, June 21 at 10/9c
Spoilers for 'NOS4A2' Season 1
AMC's horror-thriller series 'NOS4A2' is based on Joe Hill's 2013 novel of the same name and it features a woman named Vic McQueen with the supernatural ability to find lost things and an immortal named Charlie Manx. Manx feeds off the souls of children and then leaves what's left of them in his village, called Christmasland, curated from his twisted imagination. In his place, every day is Christmas and unhappiness is considered to be against the law. Vic has one goal, to help rescue Manx's victims as she promises to burn down Christmasland. Season 2 brings us eight years into the future from the events that happened in Season 1, where Manx now has his eye on Vic's son Wayne. Will the eight-year-old's curiosity lead him and his mother to becoming victims of evil Manx?
We're up for a great and thrilling season, so let's meet the impressive cast bringing this hit supernatural narrative to life.
Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen
Cummings is an Australian actress that has experience in multiple talents of the industry having had performed in film, television, and stage. She made her debut in 2007's 'Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance' and in the following few years she played the role of Ally Sheppard in 'Green Fire Envy' (2008), Sal in 'Dream Life' (2008) and as Ali Edmonds, in the Australian soap opera 'Home & Away' (2009) The actress has also worked alongside big names such as Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman in 'The Goldfinch' where Cummings played Pippa. Her role as Robyn Mathers in 'Tomorrow, When the War Began' (2010) marked a highlight in her career as she received an AFI nomination for 'Best Young Actor' that year. The actress has won other awards as well such as the Fedora Award for 'Best Actress' at the Venice International Film Festival in 2016 for her role as Vicki Maloney in 'Hounds of Love' (2016) and as AMC reports, she is also the recipient of a Heath Ledger Scholarship awarded by Australians in Film. Her recent works include her roles as Celia Houghton in 'Gallipoli' and Debbie Vickers in 'Puberty Blues' (2012-2014) and Dorothy 'Dot' Collins in 'Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears' (2020).
Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx
Quinto is an actor known for his roles as Sylar in NBC's 'Heroes' (2006-2010) and 'Spock in the well-acclaimed Star Trek series. He was most recently seen in the sequels 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (2013), 'Star Trek Beyond' (2016). You may also remember him as the fan-favorite Chad Warwick in season one of 'American Horror Story' and the role that won him a Critic's Choice Award and Emmy Award® nomination, Dr. Oliver Thredson on 'American Horror Story: Asylum.' The official AMC website reports that the actor opened his production company named 'Before the Door Pictures' in 2008. The company is behind productions such as 'All Is Lost', 'Banshee Chapter', 'Breakup at a Wedding', 'A Most Violent Year', and 'Aardvark.' Quinto's most recent works include his role as Bennett in 'I Am Michael' (2015), Glenn Greenwald in 'Snowden' (2016), David Starr in 'High Flying Bird' (2019) and Aiden in 'Big Mouth,' (2019)
Jahkara Smith as Maggie Leigh
Smith is known as 'Sailor J' and is a YouTube star who speaks on "social commentary, DIY makeup tutorials and how-to videos" and as per AMC, her channel boasts over 309,000 subscribers. She was also a member of the US armed services and is writing her first novel. Some may even recognize her as Shay from 'Into the Dark'
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Bing Partridge
Ólafsson is quickly recognized for his role on 'Trapped' and as Ariel Helgason from 'The Window.' The actor has also worked alongside big names such as Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law and Zoe Kravitz in ' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,' Rainn Wilson, and Jason Statham in 'The Meg' and Mila Kunis and Justin Theroux in 'The Spy Who Dumped Me.' Ólafsson other works include his role as Stefan Anderssen in 'The Missing' (2016), Belial in 'The Last Witch Hunter' (2015) and Dewall in 'True Detective' (2014)
Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen
Most may recognize Kull in her series regular role as Kathy Shaughnessy in 'The Looming Tower' (2018), Beth Solano in 'Gracepoint' (2014), and Emily Barnes in 'Big Little Lies.' AMC's official website reports that the actress has appeared on Broadway's 'The Heiress' alongside Jessica Chastain and David Strathairn, 'Man and Boy' opposite Adam Driver and Frank Langella and in 'Dividing the Estate.' Her other works include her role as Sadie in 'Mr. Mercedes' (2018), Cassidy in 'Imperfections' and Samantha in 'This Is Us' (2017)
Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Chris McQueen
Moss-Bachrach is an actor know for his roles as Guillaume in 'We'll Never Have Paris' (2014), Nick in 'Lola Versus' (2012), Francis in 'Come Out and Play' and Luke in 'Higher Ground' (2011). The actor was a recipient of the acting award from the 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival for his role as Jay in 'Road' (2005). Marvel fans may recognize Moss-Bachrach as David Lieberman from Netflix's 'The Punisher' (2017) and HBO enthusiasts may remember his as Desi Harperin from 'Girls.' (2014-2017). His other works include, 'The Grey Matter', 'Out There', 'The Marc Pease Experience', 'The Believer', 'Live Free or Die', and 'American Splendor.'
Other cast members include Ashley Romans as Tabitha Hutter, Dalton Harrod as Craig, Asher Miles Fallica as Daniel Moore, Chris McKinney as Sheriff Bly, Rarmian Newton as Drew Butler, Karen Pittman as Angela Brewster, Paulina Singer as Willa Brewster and many more.
With Season 1 such a hit, we're sure Season 2 has a thrilling sequence ready for us. You can watch the trailer for 'NOS4A2' Season 2 below
AMC's official synopsis of 'NOS4A2' Season 2 reads, “NOS4A2’s second season picks up eight years after the events of season one. Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) remains more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Charlie, having faced his own mortality, emerges desperate for revenge against Vic. This time, he sets his sights on the person who means most to Vic – her eight-year-old son Wayne. The race for Wayne’s soul sends Vic and Charlie on a high-speed collision course, forcing both to confront the mistakes of their pasts in order to secure a hold on Wayne’s future.”
Catch the Season 2 premiere of 'NOS4A2' on AMC on Sunday, June 21 at 10/9c.