Anyone wanna go for a ride?
The first episode of NOS4A2, AMC’s adaptation of my novel, drops on June 2nd, right after Fear The Walking Dead. It’s interesting to note that it’ll begin airing almost exactly a decade after I wrote the first chapter, off by only a single month.
Showrunner Jami O’Brien crafted a remarkable, emotional grindhouse of a first script, and Ashleigh Cummings anchors the whole thing with heart, courage, and vulnerability. And then there’s Zachary Quinto as merciless Mr. Manx, an old man with a young face and a car that runs on hate. Manx has been spiriting children away to the secret world of Christmasland for almost a century — and drinking their souls in the process — and he has no intention of letting some brat slow him down now. I hope you’ll come along with us for the ride.
To support the program, my publisher is launching a newsletter titled the NOS4A2 RECAP, largely penned by yours truly… consider it a kind of sister publication to Escape Hatch. A new issue will appear shortly after every episode of NOS4A2, all summer long, and will feature behind the scenes photos and my own thoughts about the latest chapter. In a Q&A feature titled ASK4U2, I’ll be interviewing some of the key creatives behind the show. Also, I’ll be monitoring Twitter during every episode of NOS4A2. Gimme a shout from the peanut gallery, ask a question, and maybe I’ll answer it in the newsletter.
You can sign up here.
Escape Hatch is not going away, but I’ll give it a rest while I’m doing the Recap Newsletter, so if you want me nattering in your face the next couple months, that’s the best place to find me. Don’t worry. The Hatch will hatch again. Warren Ellis told me to give newsletters a shot and he was right, as usual. This is a favorite space of mine to casually blab about work and reading and my enthusiasms, and I’m not letting it go anytime soon.