If you have watched the premiere of AMC’s freshman, NOS4A2, you likely wonder, whether there will be a NOS4A2 Season 3 of this supernatural horror series. Zachary Quinto will stop haunting your nights. The AMC channel has decided not to order a season 3 for NOS4A2. NOS4A2 is a horror drama adapted from the eponymous book by Joe Hill (published in 2013).
As for the reception, it was mostly average, given the data provided by various media aggregators. So, for instance, on Rotten Tomatoes, NOS4A2 Season 2 holds a score of 5.37/10 and a 75% approval rating from critics, while viewers have rated the debut season of the horror series at 4.5/5 and have given a 89% approval rating. On Metacritic, the statistics were worse, yet still acceptable, 47/100 and 5.8/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. At the same time, on IMDb, NOS4A2 keeps a high rating of 6.7/10 based on over 8.1k votes (as of today), which is above average.
Will there be a Season 3 of NOS4A2?
Despite being simulcast on AMC (‘The Walking Dead Season 11‘) and BBC America (‘The A List Season 3‘), this second season of NOS4A2 turned out to be less popular than the first as you can see the above ratings. The series lost half of its viewers between season 1 and season 2, which easily explains the decision not to continue. At the creative level, the show has finished bringing to the screen the main storyline from the original Joe Hill novel – known as NOS4A2 – which makes a good exit point.
On Monday, August 31, the news of the NOS4A2 future was finally announced. The second series (The Enemy Within, Blood & Treasure) concluded last week (Sunday, August 23) and fans had been awaiting news of the show’s future ever since. Sadly, NOS4A2 will not be returning to screens after it was canceled by AMC. An official reason for the show’s cancellation has not yet been given by the network.
If you’re not familiar with this adaptation developed by Jami O’Brien, NOS4A2 tells us about young Victoria McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) who realizes she has the power to find lost things as she crosses an old bridge on a motorbike. The bridge seems to take her where she wants it. This is a problem for the immortal Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) who feeds on the souls of the children he kidnaps and trains in Christmasland, as it could become a threat to him. She is the only one with the ability to find her magical world.
In terms of casting, NOS4A2 brought together Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings, as well as Jahkara Smith, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Virginia Kull, Jonathan Langdon, Ashley Romans, Jason David and Mattea Conforti.
NOS4A2 Season 3 Release Date
NOS4A2 Season 3 has been officially canceled, yet we don’t rule out the possibility of renewal. Thus, in the best-case scenario, we tend to believe that it could take at least a year to produce another season of the supernatural series NOS4A2, and the next chapter thereby might premiere in 2023 or 2024.
The story centers on Victoria “Vic” McQueen, a young woman who possesses a supernatural ability to track down the apparently immortal Charlie Manx, who feeds off the souls of children and keeps them into Christmasland.
Christmasland is a place where Christmas lasts forever, and evil dominates over law. Vic’s mission thereby is to struggle against Manx and save his victims. Yet she should keep her mind clear and not to become the victim by herself.