The short story The Lot of Jerusalem was first published in 1978, in a collection called The Night Shift, which brings together 20 different stories.
Years later, it was reissued as part of an illustrated edition of Hour of the Vampire, being seen as a sort of prequel to classic vampire work, drawing influence from the work of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.
Chapelwaite is set in the 1850s and follows Captain Charles Boone (Adrien Brody), who moves with his three children to his ancestor’s home in the seemingly sleepy little town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine, after his wife’s death at sea.
However, Charles will soon have to face the secrets of his family’s sordid history and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.
We have our first look at the series via some new images and a quick teaser, both of which you can check out below:
Here’s the official synopsis from EPIX:
“The series is set in the 1850s. It 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. Hampshire will play Rebecca Morgan, 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 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.”
Chapelwaite, the 10-episode series, stars Brody and Schitt’s Creek‘s Emily Hampshire and will arrive on EPIX in August.