In one of Stephen King’s earliest works, Jerusalem’s Lot is a short story that revisits his second published novel Salem’s Lot. Epix commissioned the short story based on Captain Charles Boone into a full-length 10-episode series.
Here’s the synopsis:
Set in the 1850s, the Chapelwaite follows Captain Charles Boone, 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.
The series stars Adrien Brody as Captain Charles Boone and Emily Hampshire as Rebecca Morgan, an ambitious woman who returned home to write a story for the Atlantic Monthly and applies to be the governess of the Chapelwaite manor.
LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with executive producers Donald De Line, Jason Filardi, and Peter Filardi. We discussed the expansion of a short story into a lengthy 10-episode series, the production set, and the possibility of having a second season.
Donald De Line is a film and television producer. His producing credits included Ready Player One, Pain & Gain, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Fool’s Gold, The Stepford Wives, and The Italian Job. Also, he was an executive producer for Wayward Pines.
Jason Filardi is a producer, writer, and actor. He served as executive producer on 2004’s Drum and the 2010’s television movie Back Nine. He wrote the screenplays for 17 Again and Bringing Down the House.
Peter Filardi is a producer and writer. He was an executive producer for Flatliners, co-producer for 2014’s Freezer, and associate producer on 2017’s Blood Money. He wrote the screenplays for Flatliners (both 1990 and 2017 versions), The Craft, The Craft: Legacy, and a couple of teleplays for the Salem’s Lot television mini-series back in 2004.
The first three episodes for Chapelwaite premieres on Epix, Epix Now app, and VOD on August 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch the exclusive interview with Donald De Line, Jason Filardi, and Peter Filardi below. Let us know what you think of it.