2021 saw the premiere of Epix’s brilliant adaptation of Stephen King’s Jerusalem’s Lot, and the prequel to Salem’s Lot, “Chapelwaite,” which landed the second spot on our “Top 10 Shows of 2021” list. Today, we’ve learned that the dark, Gothic series will be returning for a second season, and we couldn’t be happier about it. I guess you could say “Chapelwaite” (review) is one vampire series that definitely doesn’t suck.
Starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody and Emily Hampshire, the first season is set in the 1850s and 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 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.”
ComicBook.com has confirmed that season two is in the works and with the way the finale was left wide open, we aren’t surprised. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, if you haven’t seen “Chapelawaite” now would be a good time to do so. It’s now streaming on Epix.