The master of horror and suspense novels, Stephen King’s Jerusalem’s Lot is getting a TV adaptation, set to release in August. Titled Chapelwaite, the show will star Adrien Brody and Emily Hampshire as Charles Boone and Rebecca Morgan, respectively.
Ever since the adaptation of King’s story was announced in December 2019, fictional horror fans have been eagerly waiting for it to drop on the screens. Written by Jason and Peter Filardi and produced by former Disney executive, Donald De Line, this horror drama was delayed by a year due to the COVID19 pandemic. The production commenced in summer 2020 but is now finally slated for August 22, 2021, with 10 episodes. Chapelwaite is based on Stephen King’s 1978 short story, Jerusalem’s Lot, taken from the collection Night Shift.
It is set in the 1850s, featuring a widower Captain Charles Boone who moves to the fictional town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine, with his three children to live in their ancestral home after the passing away of his wife. They catch the attention of a young writer and student, Rebecca Morgan, who decides to pursue the family and write about them. As Rebecca enters their life as a governess of Chapelwaite Manor, she is swiftly taken to the eerie mysteries of their home and discovers some unsettling horrors. This dark and spine-chilling drama attempts to capture the very essence of King’s horror writings.
Chapelwaite is the first on-screen translation of Jerusalem’s Lot, but the sinister town made its debut long back with King’s other projects. It featured in the miniseries based on the 1975 novel ‘Salem’s Lot in 1979 and 2004. With the Academy Award-winning actor, Adrien Brody and Emily Hampshire from Schitt’s Creek as the leads, we can only expect a masterpiece from this miniseries.