Apple TV+ has confirmed a series order for Annapurna’s “The Changeling,” a drama based on Victor LaValle’s best-selling 2017 novel.
LaKeith Stanfield (“Atlanta”) is set to star as Apollo, the son of a single mother who has been scraping by as a bookseller in New York who hunts estate and garage sales for rare first editions.
The unusual circumstance of his son 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” shortly thereafter.
But after some young-parent squabbles and inexplicable images on their smartphones foreshadow trouble, the story turns nightmarish in this dark parenthood fable.
Kelly Marcel (“Cruella”) wrote the adaptation and serves as showrunner. Melina Matsoukas (“Queen & Slim”) will direct.
Matsoukas, Stanfield, Marcel, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Patrick Chu, and Ali Krug executive produce.