Chapelwaite: Epix sets premiere date for Stephen King Salem’s Lot series

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

We've known for a while that the Stephen King-inspired series Chapelwaite would make its premiere on the premium network Epix sometime in August, but now Epix has announced exactly when the first episode will begin airing. That's at 10pm Eastern on Sunday, August 22nd.

Chapelwaite is based on King's short story Jerusalem's Lot, which was a prequel to his novel Salem's Lot. The ten episode series is set in the 1850s and follows 

Captain Charles Boone, 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.

Adrien Brody (Predators) plays Captain Charles Boone. He is joined in the cast by Emily Hampshire (Schitt's Creek), who is taking on the role of 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. 

Produced by Epix Studios, Chapelwaite has Brody, Donald De Line, Jason Filardi, Peter Filardi, and Burr Steers as its executive producers.

Anything King related will be watched by me sooner or later, so I'll definitely be watching this show.

The Jerusalem's Lot short story can be found in the King collection Night Shift, which is available for purchase at THIS LINK.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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