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NOS4A2 season two: When does the horror series return? How to watch Zachary Quinto show in the UK and catch up on season one
All you need to know about the return of Vic McQueen and Charles Manx in season two of supernatural horror drama NOS4A2 on AMC.
NOS4A2, starring Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings, is returning to AMC for a second season.
The show is based on Joe Hill’s novel about the battle between horrifying child-abducting vampire Charles Manx (Quinto) and an artist with supernatural powers, Vic McQueen (Cummings).
In season one we learned about Manx’s creepy crimes - he feeds on the souls of young children and deposits them in the twisted and haunting Christmasland, where it’s Christmas every day and unhappiness is against the law.
Vic, who discovered that she had a special power for discovering lost things, vowed to defeat Manx and rescue his young victims in series one, but placed herself in grave danger on that mission.
The first season concluded with a victory for Vic in temporarily halting Manx, but there was also a smattering of final twists that showed fresh dangers lay ahead in this nightmarish universe.
Season two is coming this summer to AMC, the drama channel exclusive to BT TV customers. Here is everything you need to know about the otherworldly series.
When does NOS4A2 season two start?
NOS4A2 season two starts on Tuesday July 7 at 9pm.
Watch it exclusively on AMC, BT TV Channel 332/381 HD.
The second season has 10 episodes.
Catch up on episodes on the BT Player and on the BT TV App.
How to watch NOS4A2 in the UK
The only place to watch NOS4A2 when it premieres in the UK is on AMC.
AMC is exclusive to BT TV.
It comes from the US network behind the smash-hit dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
In the UK, it is the home for acclaimed series such as Fear the Walking Dead, The Terror, Dispatches from Elsewhere, Snatch, Ride with Norman Reedus, Into the Badlands and documentary series Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America.
Who is in the NOS4A2 season two cast?
Season two of the supernatural horror series stars Emmy-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto and rising star Ashleigh Cummings.
The cast also includes Jahkara Smith, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Virginia Kull, Jonathan Langdon, Ashley Romans, Jason David and Mattea Conforti.
The show is executive produced by Joe Hill, who wrote the original novel, and Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels).
What do we know about season two?
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.
Season one catch-up and the ending explained
*warning - spoilers ahead*
Season one left viewers with lots of unanswered questions and a big final tease – Charles Manx is alive.
Vic believed that she had thwarted the childnapping vampire with his powerful Wraith car burnt down. But in the closing moments of the final episode, we saw an engineer salvaging the vehicle, which in turn breathed fresh life into Manx in hospital.
Vic lost her lover Craig (Dalton Harrod) in her battle with Manx and also discovered that she was pregnant in the traumatic final episode.
Manx wasn’t the only villain to make his way out of season one as Bing Partridge (Olafur Darri Olafsson) still remains at large.
In a flash-forward sequence in the season finale, Bing was going by the name Mr Anderson and now works for a dentist. It was a disturbing revelation as he now has access to gas in order to knock out new victims for Manx.
Maggie (Jahkara Smith) and Detective Hutter (Ashley Romans) were still trying to bring Bing to justice at the end of the season, but Maggie’s supernatural powers with Scrabble tiles were no longer working as a means of tracking him down.