By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Get a better look at the eight-episode show coming to EPIX next month.
CHAPELWAITE, based on King’s short story “Jerusalem’s Lot,” premieres Sunday, August 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with new installments airing Sunday nights thereafter. Peter Filardi (THE CRAFT, FLATLINERS) and Jason Filardi developed the series and scripted several of the episodes; the directors are Burr Steers (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES), Rachel Leiterman, Michael Nankin and Jeff Renfroe. Adrien Brody, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Ens, Sirena Gulamgaus, Ian Ho and Trina Corkum star; 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.”