Stephen King’s ‘Chapelwaite’ Rolls Out Preview Trailer

For millions of Stephen King’s Constant Readers, delving into the backstory of one of his best-loved novels would have to be great news–and that’s just what Chapelwaite looks to provide.

The Epix series–based on the horror master’s novella Jerusalem’s Lot that serves as a kind of prequel to his best-selling ‘Salem’s Lot–is expected to air sometime this summer, as reported by comicbook.com.  And the teaser trailer on this page will give fans a sneak peek into the much-anticipated show.

Chapelwaite–scripted by Peter and Jason Filardi–is set in the 1850s and deals with Capt. Charles Boone and his three children following the tragic death at sea of Boone’s wife. The Boones find themselves back in their ancestral home of Preacher’s Corner in Maine (naturally), “where a dark family history will haunt them until dealt with.”

The 10-episode series stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) as Capt. Boone, Emily Hampshire (the Syfy series 12 Monkeys) as Rebecca Morgan, Dean Armstrong (Joy Ride 3Roadkill) as Dr. J.P. Guilford, Allegra Fulton (The Shape of Water) as Ann Morgan and Gord Rand (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Martin Burroughs.

Jerusalem’s Lot–first published in King’s 1978 Night Shift collection–is set in Preacher’s Corner in 1850. The story is told through a series of letters and diary entries–mainly those of Charles Boone, although his manservant, Calvin McCann, occasionally assumes the role of narrator.

Keep reading Horror News Network for updates–including the exact debut date–on Chapelwaite on Epix.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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