Zachary Quinto is to play an immortal creature who feeds off the souls of children in AMC's supernatural horror series "NOS4A2."

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Production began this week in Rhode Island on the small-screen adaptation of Joe Hill's novel, which sees what is left of Charlie Manx's victims imprisoned in a village where it is Christmas every day and it is illegal to be unhappy, the cable network said in a press release.

"Hounds of Love" actress Ashleigh Cummings will play Vic McQueen -- an artist with a dangerous gift -- and "The Handmaid's Tale" director Kari Skogland will helm the first two episodes of the 10-part drama.

The series is to premiere in 2019.

"As a huge fan of Joe Hill's rich, imaginative, and exciting book, I am over the moon to be working with such a phenomenal cast and creative team on this special project," showrunner Jami O'Brien said in a statement Thursday.

Quinto recently started hosting a new version of the History channel docu-series "In Search Of..."

The "Star Trek" and "American Horror Story" alum also co-starred in the Broadway play "The Boys in the Band" with Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells.