You may have been stargazing in Nova Scotia over the last few weeks looking at comet Neowise or the meteors that lit up the sky. Now there’s stargazing of a different kind!
Oscar winner, Adrien Brody and Schitt’s Creek star, Emily Hampshire are filming a 10 episode television mini-series in Nova Scotia.
Chapelwaite, is being shot around Dartmouth, Halifax and Cole Harbour. Filming was set to begin in April but was delayed due to COVID-19. The series is based upon Stephen King’s short story, Jerusalem’s Lot.
Set in the 1850’s the series follows the story of Captain Charles Boone, played by Brody. He relocates his family of three to his ancestral home in the small sleepy town of Preacher’s Corner, Maine after his wife dies at sea. Charles soon confronts the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fights to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.
Rebecca Morgan, played by Emily Hampshire is an ambitious young woman who left Preacher’s Corner to attend Mount Holyoke College. She has returned home to write a story for the new and prestigious Atlantic Magazine.
The mini series features local actors and even some animals from the Cole Harbour Heritage Museum.
“We’re very excited to announce that our wooly and feathered friends will be ‘actors’ in several episodes of Chapelwaite, a new television show based on Stephen King’s work!” the Farm said on Facebook.
“The Farm, along with several other sites in the community, are being used as sets for the film. It has been a very exciting time this past week!” they added.
Keep your eyes open for Brody and Hampshire over the coming days. We have heard of a few sightings and buzz around the communities where the series is being shot.