Home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television, AMC just announced that they’ll be opening the writer’s room for a potential series order of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2. What this means is that AMC will forgo the traditional pilot process and instead develop scripts for several episodes and a detailed look at a potential first season before deciding whether to move to a straight-to-series order. It’s a model that’s worked for upcoming series “The Son” and “Lodge 49.”

While AMC has opened the writer’s room for multiple new series in development, it’s NOS4A2 that fans should be most excited for. Based on a novel written by Joe Hill, son of prolific horror author Stephen King (and quite a talented horror author in his own right), the plot centers on a very demented child abductor that whisks child victims away in his Wraith, and the very unique woman out to stop him. This particular child predator happens to have an odd obsession with Christmas, giving a very dark twist to holiday imagery.

The script-to-series is to be penned and executive produced by Jami O’Brien (Hell On Wheels, Fear the Walking Dead), with Joe Hill also serving as executive producer.

Considering the length of the excellent source material, and the quality of programming that AMC is known for, this is one show to get excited about.

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. Charles Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides, transporting them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Vic, with her gift, is the only one able to track the superhuman Manx. But finding him is the easy part. Defeating Manx and rescuing his victims will take everything Vic’s got and nearly kill her in the process.