Creepy Series Based On A Stephen King Story Has Been Cancelled After Being Initially Renewed
This year has been filled with questionable choices made by studios and streamers. We have seen a ton of fan favorites get shelved or suddenly canceled without reason. As it turns out, even shows based on Stephen King titles aren’t safe from the chopping block in times like these.
The popular MGM+ series Chapelwaite has been canceled after getting renewed for a second season last year. It premiered on Epix (now MGM+) on August 22, 2021. The first season consisted of ten episodes and ended on a note that left fans wanting more. The show was renewed for a second season in February 2022. However, writer and showrunner Jason Filardi recently confirmed the cancellation on Twitter.
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This is especially rough because we cannot even begin to imagine how much work has already gone into the next season. It is also a bitter pill to swallow after being paused for so long due to labor disputes that shut the industry down for months. If you are unfamiliar with Chapelwaite, or its Stephen King roots, take a peek at the synopsis and trailer below.
The series synopsis reads, Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Adrien Brody) who relocates his family to their ancestral Maine home. Charles has to soon confront his family’s sordid history and fight to end the darkness that has plagued them for generations.
Chapelwaite was written by Jason Filardi and Peter Filardi. It was based on Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King. The series featured Adrien Brody, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Ens, Sirena Gulamgaus, Christopher Heyerdahl, Julian Richings, and Ian Ho.
This news is another hit to Stephen King fans who recently learned that (HBO)Max has pushed Welcome To Derry from the 2024 roster to a possible 2025 debut.
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