Epix orders first in-house drama with Stephen King adaptation

Adrian Brody in Peaky Blinders

US network Epix has greenlit a series adaptation of Jerusalem’s Lot, based on Stephen King‘s short horror story.

Jerusalem’s Lot is the first series to emerge from the MGM-backed network’s in-house Epix Productions. Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody (The Pianist) is attached to lead the series as Captain Charles Boone, with Brody most recently guest-starring in season four of Peaky Blinders.

Set in the 1850s, Jerusalem’s Lot is the story of Boone, who relocates his family of three young 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 adaptation is executive produced by Donald De Line (Ready Player One), Jason Filardi and Peter Filardi, with the latter two also serving as showrunners.

Production is expected to begin in May 2020 and the network is planning to release the series in autumn 2020.

“This series is an intense, absolutely terrifying reimagining of classic gothic horror,” Epix president Michael Wright said.

“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.”

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