'Jerusalem's Lot': Release date, plot, cast, creators and everything else about Epix's adaptation of Stephen King's gothic horror
The 1978 short story, published in a collection titled ‘Night Shift’, revolves around aristocrat Charles Boone and his manservant Calvin McCann in the fictional town of Preacher's Corners, Cumberland County, Maine, in 1850
Yet another Stephen King adaptation is soon to grace screens. According to reports, the MGM-backed premium cable network Epix is about to come out with a 10-episode, straight-to-series drama called ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’, based on the horror fiction author's 1978 short story of the same name.
According to Deadline, production for ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’ is slated to begin in May 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The series is reportedly eyeing a fall 2020 premiere.
The 1978 short story, published in a collection titled ‘Night Shift’, revolves around aristocrat Charles Boone and his manservant Calvin McCann in the fictional town of Preacher's Corners, Cumberland County, Maine, in 1850. In King’s short story, the tale is told through a series of letters and diary entries, mainly those of Boone and sometimes those of McCann.
Per Deadline, in the Epix series, Boone relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners after his wife’s death at sea. Boone soon confronts the secrets of his family’s sordid history.
So far, Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody has been announced as a cast member in the horror series. The American actor and producer is perhaps most famous for his role in Roman Polanski's 2002 World War II drama ‘The Pianist’.
Brody has also received acclaim for his roles in ‘The Thin Red Line’, ‘The Village’, ‘King Kong’, ‘Predators’, ‘The Darjeeling Limited’, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘The French Dispatch’.
As per reports, Donald De Line of ‘Wayward Pines’ fame will executive produce ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’. Jason Filardi and Peter Filardi will serve as showrunners. The show will reunite Peter Filardi and King after many years -- in 1979, the two co-wrote ‘Salem’s Lot’, a two-part TNT miniseries based on King’s 1975 novel of the same name.
Speaking to Deadline, Epix President Michael Wright said, “This series is an intense, absolutely terrifying reimagining of classic gothic horror. We can’t wait to work with the exceptional team of Donald De Line and Jason and Peter Filardi, along with our phenomenal lead actor, Adrien Brody… and of course, when it comes to horror, it doesn’t get any better or more masterful than Stephen King.”
No trailer has been released as of yet. Watch this space for more.
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