Adrien Brody JERUSALEM’S LOT Series Called CHAPELWAITE?
Last year, we learned Stephen King’s short story Jerusalem’s Lot is headed to the small screen in the form of a 10-episode straight-to-series Epix show starring Adrien Brody. And today we hear from an EPIX press release (via Futon Critic)that it will go by the title Chapelwaite.
FYI: Chapelwaite was the name of the infamous house in Salem’s Lot before hitman Hubie Marsten moved in, dubbing it as The Marsten House from then on out. Kinda. It’s a bit messy. Chapelwaite was a 17-century house built before the abandonment of the Lot, while the Marsten’s house was built by Marsten in the 1930s. But, you know, in a supernatural sense I think they’re the same place. Again. It’s a bit messy from my memory.
The series will be penned by Flatliners (1990) and original Salem’s Lot writer Peter Filardi along with his brother Jason Filardi (17 Again, Bringing Down the House).
The series is set in the 1850s and 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.
Epix President Michael Wright says: “This series is an intense, absolutely terrifying reimagining of classic gothic horror. We can’t wait to work with the exceptional team of Donald De Line and Jason and Peter Filardi, along with our phenomenal lead actor, Adrien Brody…and of course, when it comes to horror, it doesn’t get any better or more masterful than Stephen King.”
The Filardi brothers will serve as showrunners and executive produce with producer Donald De Line. Production begins in May in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a premiere date set for Fall 2020.