‘Chapelwaite’ Trailer: Stephen King Series Has Adrien Brody Suffering A Really A Bad Case Of Worms

TV is about to get a little more terrifying. Epix just released its trailer for the new gothic horror show Chapelwaite starring Adrien Brody. Based off of Stephen King’s short story Jerusalem’s Lot, the series follows a father and sea captain who moves his family to Maine and a very haunted house.

Joining Brody in this bloody tale is Schitt’s Creek alum Emily Hampshire as Rebecca Morgan, the family’s governess with a knack for writing. Brody will also be executive producing. Chapelwaite seems to have everything a horror fan would want – vampires, monster babies, worms crawls through veins, beheadings, and scarecrows. Just beware, things are about to get more gruesome.

The official synopsis is as follows:

Set in the 1850s, the Chapelwaite 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 plays 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.

You can catch Chapelwaite on Epix August 22nd.

A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.