By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The adaptation of the author’s classic story “Jerusalem’s Lot” will begin scaring you later this summer.
EPIX has revealed that the eight-episode CHAPELWAITE will premiere Sunday, August 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with each new installment debuting on Sunday nights thereafter. The cast is headed by Adrien Brody, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Ens, Sirena Gulamgaus, Ian Ho and Trina Corkum; the synopsis: “Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone [Brody], who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations. Hampshire plays Rebecca Morgan, an ambitious young woman who left Preacher’s Corners to attend Mount Holyoke College, and has returned home with an advance to write a story for the new and prestigious Atlantic Magazine. Her writer’s block lifts when Boone arrives in town with his children, and despite her mother’s protests, Rebecca applies to be governess of the infamous Chapelwaite manor and the Boone family in order to write about them. In doing so, Rebecca will not only craft the next great gothic novel, she’ll unravel a mystery that has plagued her own family for years.”
Brody also executive-produced CHAPELWAITE with Donald De Line (READY PLAYER ONE), Jason Filardi, Peter Filardi (THE CRAFT, FLATLINERS) and Burr Steers (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES). The Filardis developed the series and scripted several episodes, and Steers directed part of the show as well.