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Zachary Quinto is a horrid bloodsucker in first image from AMC's NOS4A2

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Dec 20, 2018, 9:50 PM EST

Legendary author Stephen King isn't the only one in his family who can get audiences to recoil in fear. His son, Joe Hill, joined in on the horror in 2013 with his book NOS4A2As his father did before him (in Salem's Lot), the Son of King reworked traditional vampire myths with the book.

AMC is now adapting the book into a 10-part series, and it's keeping the title, NOS4A2. It's not just a play on one of the more famous vampire tales (Nosferatu), it is what you can read on the vanity license plate of the lead character, Charlie Manx. Manx doesn't need energy drinks or protein bars to refuel his energy — he feeds off of small children. Great guy!

Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) is set to play the vanity-plate-bearing, child-blood-sucking Manx, and the first photo of him in the new series was recently revealed by Entertainment Weekly:

That's a long way off from Spock, isn't it?  The show will also star Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, a high school senior who will cross paths with Manx. Jami O'Brien serves as showrunner, and tells EW that Manx's vanity plate isn't just a cute easter egg— the car (a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith) has "a very special relationship with Manx... I would describe them as partners in crime."

The series will premiere on AMC in the summer of 2019. If successful, O'Brien tells EW that there are hopes to continue to tell stories set in the world created by Hill — “There’s no limit to the number of folks that we could meet that have interesting powers and interesting landscapes that they inhabit."