Seems as though Stephen King adaptations have been popping up everywhere as of late, I am all for it as he is one of my favorite authors. This time, we have a first look at the adaptation coming from EPIX. The ten-episode series stars Adrien Brody and Emily Hampshire.
The story set in the 1850’s centers on Captain Charles Boone (Brody) as he returns to his ancestral home with his three children after the death of his wife. However, Boone 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.” A few first-look images from the series have been released over at Vanity Fair.
Peter and Jason Filardi created the series talked to Vanity Fair about the upcoming series. Peter said:
“We play with that intentionally to keep our audience guessing,” said Peter. “Is it a haunted-house movie? You learn in the pilot that Charles was also suffering from what appears to be some psychological issues, a madness that all of his other relatives suffer from. What is the danger? Well, it keeps sort of evolving.”
“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,” reads the official synopsis. “Her writer’s block lifts when Boone arrives in town with his children, and despite her mother’s protests, Rebecca applies to be the 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.”
Check out the photos below and a short teaser that was shared as well.