‘The Changeling’ dark fairytale for adults creeps toward Apple TV+

The Changeling, a dark fairy tale for adults, creeps toward Apple TV+


‘The Changeling’ dark fairytale for adults creeps toward Apple TV+
The novel The Changeling is being adapted into an Apple TV+ horror series.
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The selection of horror series on Apple TV+ is about to grow now that the streaming service picked up The Changeling. LaKeith Stanfield will star in the story of fatherhood, marriage, mythic monsters and racism.

The Changeling is a fairy tale for our time

Apple says The Changeling is a fairy tale for grown-ups. A horror story, a parenthood fable and a perilous odyssey through a New York City you didn’t know existed.

The series will be adapted from a widely praised novel by Victor LaValle. It earned a lengthy list of accolades including an American Book Award, a Locus Award for Best Horror Novel, a British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel, and a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

The adaptation is being written by Kelly Marcel (Cruella, Venom, Venom: Let There Be Carnage), who also will serve as showrunner. Melina Matsoukas (Queen & Slim and Insecure) will direct and executive produce.

Stanfield, who is taking the lead in The Changeling, scored an Oscar nomination for Judas and the Black Messiah. He also appeared in Knives Out, and has starred in FX comedy-drama series Atlanta since 2016.

It’s not known when the horror series will premiere on Apple TV+.

More horror on Apple TV+

Apple’s streaming service is still fairly new but already offers multiple shows for horror fans. Most notably there’s Lisey’s Story from horror master Stephen King. And M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant is in its creepy second season. Another chilling option is Calls, which recently won an Emmy.

But it’s not all frightening fare. Apple TV+ also serves up comedies, crime dramas, sci-fi and documentaries. Watching any of these requires a $4.99-per-month subscription.

Source: Apple