Epix‘s highly-anticipated upcoming series “Chapelwaite,” inspired by Stephen King’s tale Jerusalem’s Lot, is set to premiere later this month.
“Chapelwaite,” which we deemed “the best new series of the year” in our review, stars Academy-Award winner Adrien Brody and Emily Hampshire.
“Set in the 1850s, the series 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. Rebecca Morgan (Hampshire), 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 the 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 series also stars Jennifer Ens, Sirena Gulamgaus, Ian Ho, Devante Senior, Steven McCarthy, and Julian Richings.
In addition to Brody, the series is executive produced by Donald De Line (Ready Player One, Wayward Pines), Jason Filardi, Peter Filardi, and Burr Steers, along with EPIX Studios.
In the first three episodes:
Episode 101 “Blood Calls Blood”
Captain Charles Boone inherits his wealthy cousin’s estate and relocates his family to small-town Maine. The Boones encounter prejudice, hostility, a mystery illness, and murder as Charles begins a dangerous journey of self-discovery.
Episode 102 “Memento Mori”
A child in town dies of a mystery illness and on her deathbed, credits Stephen Boone. Hysterical townsfolk demand that Charles dig up his cousin’s grave. Charles refuses but in private opens the grave and is shocked by what he finds.
Episode 103 “Legacy of Madness”
Charles continues to hear rats behind the walls, despite assurances there are none. His search for answers leads to an insane asylum where his worst fears are realized.
“Chapelwaite” premieres on Epix on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 10 pm ET/PT. To give you a taste of the horrors to come, we’ve got a new clip the depicts Charles and his daughter listening to what they believe are rats moving inside the walls of the manor, if only they were that lucky.