NOS4A2 returned to San Diego Comic-Con for its second season, which kicked off in June. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Clark Collis, the panel featured showrunner and executive producer Jami O'Brien, executive producer Joe Hill, and cast member Zachary Quinto, who is no stranger to the Comic-Con scene. While the vibe is a bit different this year, Quinto is just excited that any sort of Comic-Con is happening at all.
NOS4A2's second season picks up eight years after the events of season one. Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) remains more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Charlie, having faced his own mortality, emerges desperate for revenge against Vic. This time, he sets his sights on the person who means most to Vic - her eight-year-old son Wayne. The race for Wayne's soul sends Vic and Charlie on a high-speed collision course, forcing both to confront the mistakes of their pasts in order to secure a hold on Wayne's future.
In a new interview, Zachary Quinto was asked about NOS4A2 season 2. Coming back, and having a pretty big time gap gave the actor something to look forward to, as it gave a fresh perspective. Since season 2 premiered at the end of June, fans of the show have gotten a taste of what Quinto was referring to. He went on and had this to say about the time shift in between seasons.
"That was something that really appealed to me and felt like a nice, new way of approaching the story. And I think it will give audiences a lot to look forward to and lots to plug into. It's always interesting when you can know why someone as evil as Charlie Manx got that way."
As for the rest of NOS4A2 season 2, Zachary Quinto teases that "the tables turn a little bit." Even with the tables turning, the show is still full of mystery as to how this season will come to a close. Shifting gears, Quinto was also asked about San Diego Comic-Con and the [email protected] event. You can read what he had to say about this year's event below.
"It's a very different world that we live in right now. And I think everybody is aware of that. In many ways, it's sad. There's so much uncertainty. So I feel like the fact that Comic-Con is happening at all is a real testament to the spirit of the promoters of the event but also the people who make it so popular and the fans' enthusiasm. The fandom can't be interrupted even in extraordinary times."
While NOS4A2 might only go for three seasons, showrunner Jami O'Brien is already teasing the possibility of a spin-off, since the world that Joe Hill created is so vast. "I think that 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," O'Brien said. It seems that there will be a lot more story to tell, even as the main arc comes to a close. You can watch the NOS4A2 panel above, thanks to the Comic-Con International YouTube channel.