Television series have been dropping like flies recently, and we've learned today (via Deadline) that yet another one has bit the dust, as AMC has pulled the plug on "NOS4A2" after only two seasons.
"Well friends, I heard from AMC last week. We won’t be making a 3rd season of NOS4A2," showrunner Jami O'Brien wrote on Twitter. "It’s a bummer, but I’m grateful we were at least able to finish adapting the storyline from Joe Hill’s terrific novel… CONGRATULATIONS to every single member of our phenomenal team on two seasons of weird and wonderful TV. I will miss seeing everyone back in Little Rhody this year, but I’m awfully proud of all we’ve done together."
"Christmasland may live forever, but NOS4A2 will come to an end with the conclusion of season two," AMC said in a statement regarding the show's cancellation. "We are so thankful to Jami O’Brien, Joe Hill and the entire cast and crew for two seasons of inspired, terrifying and thoroughly captivating and age-defying television. And thanks to the fans for climbing into the Wraith and coming along for the ride."
The second season of "NOS4A2" premiered back in June, and according to Deadline, it only pulled in about half as many viewers as the first season did, even with all of Season 2's episodes being simulcast on both AMC and BBC America.
Based on Joe Hill’s best-selling novel of the same name, "NOS4A2" follows Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), a gifted young woman with a supernatural ability to find lost things who hunts down Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), a vampiric villain who feeds off the souls of children and then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland — a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.