Joseph "Joe" Bly was a recurring character on AMC's NOS4A2. He was portrayed by Chris McKinney.

Joe was the Sheriff of Here County Sheriff Department and Maggie Leigh's sole parental figure.

Early LifeEdit

Throughout the SeriesEdit

Season 1Edit

The Shorter WayEdit

Here, Iowa, Maggie Leigh, the local librarian arrives on the scene of the crime. Sheriff Joe Bly informs her that there was a break in. However, it was more than that. Maggie noticed Daniel Moore’s bike on the ground, his mother’s body in the yard, and the syringe not far from her. Sheriff Bly informed Maggie that Daniel was missing. He was supposed to come to the library for literacy. Maggie was going to walk him over. Sheriff Bly had no idea what they were dealing with, but he didn’t want Maggie involved and asked that she leave the investigating to them. As Maggie was leaving the scene, she noticed a candy cane in the street.

Sheriff Bly is approached by Maggie outside the Sheriff Department. She asks with a slight stutter if anyone in town drives a Rolls Royce Wraith. Sheriff Bly informs her that they found the body of Peter Ives last night in Plymouth County. He was a nurse practitioner down in Florida wanted for disappearances all over the country. They think he killed Karen Moore and her boyfriend. As for Daniel Moore, they suspect he’s dead. Maggie asks if Ives owned a Wraith. She believes that they’ll find Danny if they find the Wraith because her scrabble tiles told her. They had been right before; Mrs. Richardson in the quarry for instance. While Bly is willing to admit that Maggie’s been helpful in the past, they’ll be solving this case by the books. While leaving, Maggie takes Ives report with her.

Physical AppearanceEdit



Season 1Edit


  • Joe is a character created specifically for the series, as he does not exist in the novel.



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