The prevailing Stephen King film adaptation trend continues with “Chapelwaite,” a terrifying re-imagining of King’s epistolary short story, Jerusalem’s Lot set in the 1850s in the fictional town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine.
Premiering this Sunday, Epix Studios’ 10-episode drama series follows Captain Charles Boone (Oscar-winner Adrien Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corner’s after his wife dies at sea. Despite Charles’ initial high hopes, he soon finds himself forced to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and to fight against the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.
Meanwhile, Rebecca Morgan (Emily Hampshire), an ambitious young writer, applies for the governess’ position at the Chapelwaite manor with designs to write about the family. But, in doing so, not only will she craft the great next gothic novel, she’ll also unravel a mystery that’s plagued her own family for years.
Case in point: The series begs the simple question, “Is it ever really possible to escape the sins of our forefathers?”
Ahead of Chapelwaite’s August 22nd premiere, SCREAM saluted Captain Charles Boone himself, Adrien Brody, who revealed his secret, perverse pleasure of diving into these kinds of dark characters and themes and sharing the screen with hordes upon hordes of worms…
Words: Howard Gorman