Good news for NOS4A2 fans! It looks like we’ll be getting a spinoff series. The world they’ve created for this series is just too big for them not to explore it further. How many other “Strong Creatives” are there out there, both good and bad, each with stories to tell? As showrunner Jami O’Brien said recently: “I think that [writer] Joe [Hill] created a really vast world in his novel. He hinted at a much bigger world than the world of Charlie and Vic…that there are lots of other strong creatives and Inscapes in the world of the novel that extend beyond the novel…I really love working on the show. I really love the book. I love the whole idea…there is absolutely a world in which that’s expanded. I think it depends on how successful our show is and what AMC’s appetite is for more NOS4A2, but I certainly would be up for it.” We’re up for that too, dude.
Also, Joe Hill himself is planning a spinoff series starring Maggie Leigh. “Well before there was ever a TV show, I planned to tell another story about Maggie Leigh called ‘The Crooked Alley,’ which takes place before the events in NOS4A2. It would be interesting to write now because my view of the character has been radically changed by Jahkara Smith. I so love Jahkara’s performance as Maggie that I feel like it’s more interesting than the version in the book. So in terms of the work on paper, I think there might be room to revisit that world and these characters at some point in some fashion. But I also think AMC could do the same if they want and if there’s an audience appetite for it.”
So even if AMC doesn’t go with a spinoff series, it looks like we’ll be getting one in novel form. Or maybe we’ll get both. I’m good with that.