With the work of Master of Horror, Stephen King, being all the rage right now, we have yet another work from the author being adapted, this time taking us back to Jerusalem's Lot...
...Via Deadline, Epix has ordered a 10-episode series adaptation of King's short story Jerusalem's Lot, which serves as sort of a prequel to Salem's Lot. The story was first published in King's 1978 collection, Night Shift.
The new series will star Adrian Brody, with a script from series show-runners Peter and Jason Filardi. Donald De Line will produce.
Epix President, Michael Wright, had this to say to Deadline:
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.”
In Jerusalem's Lot:
"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."
The series is set to begin production in May, with an eye towards premiering in the Fall of 2020.
By Matt Konopka
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