The latest Stephen King tale to hit our tellies will be Chapelwaite, based on the prolific horror author’s short story – and Salem’s Lot prequel – Jerusalem’s Lot.
Set in 1850s Maine, it’s the story of Captain Charles Boone (Adrien 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.”
Chapelwaite is also the story of Rebecca Morgan (Emily Hampshire, TV’s Schitt’s Creek), “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.”
The trailer, which you can watch below, certainly looks intriguing. We’ll find out for sure when Chapelwaite airs from August 22.