AMC has set the premiere dates for two of its summer shows, first the return of “Fear the Walking Dead” for Season 5, followed by the network’s adaptation of the Joe Hill novel “NOS4A2.”
Both series set to premiere on Sunday, June 2. AMC has also released a new trailer for “NOS4A2” (pronounced like “Nosferatu,” for those confused), starring Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx, a Christmas-obsessed immortal who feeds on the souls of children.
Check out the “NOS4A2” trailer above.
Ashleigh Cummings also stars, along with Olafur Darri Olafsson, Virginia Kull, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J). “Fear” and “Hell on Wheels” alum Jami O’Brien is executive producer and showrunner.
“‘Fear’ remains one of the most successful dramas on cable with a passionate fanbase who we think will love ‘NOS4A2,’ a suspenseful and electrifying character drama set against the back drop of supernatural horror. We anticipate the audience overlap will be strong,” said Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group.
“Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg brilliantly reinvented ‘Fear’ in its fourth season to much critical acclaim and we can’t wait to share with those fans what they have in store for Season 5,” she continued. “Likewise, ‘NOS4A2’ showrunner Jami O’Brien and her incredible writing team have created something we didn’t know we needed until now – a perfectly unmissable intertwining of horror and Christmas.”
The news comes a day ahead of the “Fear the Walking Dead” panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on Sunday, featuring cast members Lennie James, Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson and Austin Amelio, along with showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producer Scott M. Gimple and director Michael Satrazemis.