The first season of the horror series Chapelwaite ended on a heartbreaking note. The main character, Charles Boon, decided to sacrifice himself by turning into a vampire to break the curse. He also had to leave his children with Emily because he had to keep the book safe. Fortunately, what seemed unlikely at the time does not happen. Epix has officially greenlit Chapelwaite Season 2.
Epix’s Chapelwaite is a vampire horror drama series that debuted in 2021. The series created by Jason and Peter Filardi is based on a short story by horror icon Stephen King. The show revolves around Charles Boone trying to fulfill a promise he made to his late wife.
Chapelwaite Season 2 Renewed!
The first season of the horror series debuted on Epix on August 22, 2021 and the season ended on October 17, 2021. Thanks to the impressive critical response, Epix has finally renewed the show for Chapelwaite Season 2. The second season has been announced in February 2022 and a report in Variety confirmed the news.
Chapelwaite Season 2 will continue to follow Charles, who has been turned into a vampire after sacrificing himself to serve as the eternal protector of De Vermis Mysteriis. According to the reports, the season is in the early stages of development. However, there is no update on the possible release date of the second season. But if all goes smoothly, we can expect the second season to come out sometime around late 2022 or early 2023.
What happened at the end of the first season?
At the end of the first season, Charles and the crew besieged the church of Jakub. A dilapidated ruin in Jerusalem’s Lot, a nearby abandoned town. Boone’s team eventually defeated and killed Jakub. It seemed to have spared the village from vampires and put an end to the curse of Charles’ family. Despite the loss of their leader, the vampires continued to attack, and Stephen’s theft of ‘De Vermis Mysteriis’ ensured the curse would remain intact.
Moreover, when Charles killed Stephen to get the book back, the curse didn’t end with the defeat of his undead uncle. As a result, Charles decided to make the ultimate sacrifice and become a vampire to defend the book. This keeps the book from falling into the wrong hands. Finally, Charles makes the difficult decision to protect his children. He left the children in the care of Emily Hampshire, their previous nanny and Charles’ love interest.
How does Charles Boone differ from the show from the book?
In the book, Charles Boone is a fairly traditional nobleman who moves in with his servant Calvin. His wife Sarah had died, leaving him orphaned and prone to illness. Charles is a member of the abolitionist movement, although he appears to be a gracious and quiet supporter. Adrien Brody’s Charles, on the other hand, is a sailor with a tough and determined demeanor. He is joined by three children from his previous marriage to a Pacific Islander in lieu of a servant.
Chapelwaite can diversify its cast and expose the prejudice that permeated society in 19th-century America with this casting. The TV show also gives Charles a desire to expand his business and build ships by adding a mill to his inherited property. Unlike Charles Boone’s story from King’s story, he longs to be welcomed into the surrounding community of Preachers’ Corners. Fans will love to see him in Chapelwaite Season 2
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