We won't be journeying back to Christmasland for a third season, after two weird and wonderful runs on AMC, NOS4A2 (pronounced Nosferatu) has been axed. Based on the book by Joe Hill, the series starred Zachary Quinto as a nefarious immortal named Charlie Manx, a fiend who feeds off the souls of children. Showrunner Jami O’Brien shared the news via Twitter that NOS4A2 has come to an end.
“Well friends, I heard from AMC last week. We won’t be making a 3rd season of #NOS4A2. 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."
In a separate statement AMC added;
"Christmasland may live forever, but NOS4A2 will come to an end with the conclusion of season two. 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.”
While news of the sudden cancellation will undoubtedly be upsetting for fans, season two did complete the storyline from the book. So, if there were a third season, it would be moving away from the source material entirely. Taking an established story beyond what its author mapped out can be a risky venture, The Handmaid's Tale long since exhausted Margaret Atwood's iconic book. Meanwhile, Netflix's adaptation of Joe Hill's Locke & Key will return to the streaming service sometime next year for a second season.