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'NOS4A2' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the AMC horror show

The second season of the show will pick up eight years after season 1's events and the battle between Vic McQueen and Charlie Manx is still on. It will see Manx try to make McQueen's son his next victim
UPDATED JUN 12, 2020

AMC's supernatural horror series 'NOS4A2' is based on Joe Hill's novel of the same name. The second season of the show was renewed just before the first seasons of the show concluded. 

Release date

'NOS4A2' Season 2 is set to release on June 21 at 10/9c on AMC.


The second season of the show will pick up eight years after season 1's events and the battle between Vic McQueen and Charlie Manx is still on. This season will also see Manx now try to make McQueen's son, Wayne, his next victim. McQueen will have to put up a good fight now that it has surfaced that Manx is not dead after all. 

The official synopsis reads, "Vic McQueen remains more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx. 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.”

Recap Season 1

The story follows a seductive immortal in Charlie Manx, who feeds off the souls of children, then depositing what remains of them into a land that is spun out of his imagination - Christmasland - an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day.

For Manx, Christmasland is also a place where unhappiness is against the law. But things don't go as per the villain all the time. So when he crosses paths with a young woman from New England, his entire world is threatened for Vic McQueen (played by Australian actress Ashleigh Cummings) has a dangerous gift - she can find lost things by riding her bike across a strange bridge. As it turns out, Vic was the only child to have encountered Manx and managed to escape.


Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen

Ashleigh Cummings. (Getty Images)

Cummings is perhaps best known for her role as Dorothy Williams in ABC1's 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' and her role as Debbie Vickers in 'Puberty Blues'. The Australian actress earned a nomination for Best Young Actor at the 2010 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards for her role as Robyn Mathers in 'Tomorrow, When the War Began'.

Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx

Zachary Quinto. (Getty Images)

Zachary Quinto is best known for his roles as Sylar on the science fiction drama series 'Heroes', Spock in the 2009 reboot of 'Star Trek', and its sequels 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and 'Star Trek Beyond'. He was nominated for an Emmy for his performance in 'American Horror Story: Asylum'.

Other cast members include:

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Bing Partridge
Jahkara J. Smith as Margaret "Maggie" Leigh
Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Christopher "Chris" McQueen
Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen
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
Darby Camp as Haley Smith
Judith Roberts as Jolene
Mattea Conforti as Millie Manx


The trailer of 'NOS4A2' shows Vic McQueen's eight-year-old Wayne is curious about who Charlie Manx is. He hears the name after watching some program on TV and  Wayne poses this question to Vic eight years after the events of season 1 occurred. 


Turns out Charlie is not dead after all and now more than ever he wants to make Vic's life a living hell. He wants to use Wayne to get a one-way ticket to Christmasland.

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