Apple TV+ announced a premiere date for the LaKeith Stanfield series The Changeling, and unveiled a couple first look images
A couple years have passed since we heard that LaKeith Stanfield of Get Out and upcoming Haunted Mansion had signed on to star in the Apple TV+ series The Changeling – which is not a remake of the 1980 Peter Medak horror film of the same name (which you can watch at THIS LINK), but rather an adaptation of author Victor LaValle’s recent novel. (Buy a copy of LaValle’s novel HERE.) Now Apple TV+ has announced (via Deadline) that The Changeling will premiere on Friday, September 8th… and along with that announcement, they have also unveiled a batch of first look images, which you can check out at the bottom of this article.
Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage screenwriter Kelly Marcel (who is now directing Venom 3) wrote the adaptation of LaValle’s story and served as showrunner, while Queen & Slim‘s Melina Matsoukas directed the pilot episode. Coming to us from Annapurna and Apple Studios, The Changeling 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”.
Stanfield takes on the role of Apollo in the story. LaValle’s novel has the following description: When Apollo 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.
Also in the cast are Clark Backo, Adina Porter, Samuel T. Herring, Alexis Louder, Jared Abrahamson, and special guest star Malcolm Barrett.
Stanfield, Marcel, Matsoukas, and LaValle executive produced The Changeling with Megan Ellison, Patrick Chu, Ali Krug, David Knoller, Jonathan van Tulleken, Sue Naegle, and David Wolkis. Khaliah Neal is co-executive producer.
The first three episodes of The Changeling will be available to watch as of September 8th, then the remaining episodes will be released on a weekly basis through October 13th. So that’s an eight episode run.
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