The Changeling trailer reveals supernatural horror show


You weren't going to sleep well ever again, anyway.
You weren't going to sleep well ever again, anyway.
Photo: Apple

The new Apple TV+ trailer for the upcoming drama series The Changeling starts off lightly enough — LaKeith Stanfield’s character, Apollo, can’t get a date with Clark Backo’s Emma in New York City because she’s moving to Brazil.

But once she’s there, dark magic soon reveals this Big Apple-based “drama” to be an absolute supernatural horror show. It premieres Friday, September 8.

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Trailer shows The Changeling on Apple TV+ as a horrifying ‘parenthood fable’

The eight-part drama series The Changeling comes out on Apple TV+ September 8 with three episodes. A new one follows every Friday through October 13. Yeah. Friday the 13th. Coincidence? Watch the trailer and you might think not.

It’s not a spoiler to say Apollo and Emma eventually get together. The show is, after all, a “parenthood fable.” They’re the parents.

She returns to NYC after visiting a forbidden lagoon in Brazil, where a cackling, milky-eyed crone offers her three wishes. And as everyone knows, those kind of wishes always come at a terrible price.

You can see that and other cliches in the trailer below and check out several photos and descriptions of the award-winning source material.

Here’s how Apple TV+ described the show, starring and executive produced by Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You):

Based on the acclaimed bestselling book of the same name by Victor LaValle, The Changeling is 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. In addition to Stanfield, the series stars Clark Backo, Adina Porter, Samuel T. Herring, Alexis Louder, Jared Abrahamson, and special guest star Malcolm Barrett.

Watch the trailer

Showrunner and executive producer Kelly Marcel wrote the series. Melina Matsoukas directed the first episode.

The series is produced by Apple Studios and Annapurna. In addition to Stanfield and Marcel, executive producers are book author Lavalle, Megan Ellison, Patrick Chu, Ali Krug, David Knoller, Sue Naegle, David Wolkis, Khaliah Neal and directors Matsoukas and Jonathan van Tulleken.

Watch it on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $6.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After first airing in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 299 wins and 1,451 award nominations and counting,” the service said.

Those include multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy Ted Lasso and historic Oscar Best Picture winner CODA.

Watch on Apple TV

Source: Apple


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