LaKeith Stanfield (Get Out, Knives Out) is set to star in The Changeling, a new horror series for Apple TV+.
The series comes from Annapurna and Apple Studios and is described as “a fairytale for grown-ups. A horror story, a parenthood fable, and a perilous odyssey through a New York City you didn’t know existed.” Kelly Marcel (Venom, Cruella) is writing and showrunning, with Melina Matsoukas (Queen & Slim) directing.
The Changeling is based on the novel of the same name by Victor LaValle. Deadline breaks down the plot as follows:
“When Apollo—the role that Stanfield will be playing—and Emma have their baby, Brian, it feels like both a reward and a challenge for the new dad. Apollo, the son of a single mother, had been scraping by as a bookseller who hunts estate and garage sales for rare first editions, so even the unusual circumstance of Brian’s birth (on a stalled subway train) seems like a blessing, as does the way Apollo stumbles across a first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird (inscribed by Harper Lee to Truman Capote, no less) shortly thereafter. But after some young-parent squabbles and inexplicable images on their smartphones foreshadow trouble, the story turns nightmarish: Apollo finds himself tied up and beaten by Emma, then forced to listen to the sounds of Brian’s murder.”
Stanfield and Marcel will also serve as executive producers on the project. More as we hear it.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)