Apple TV+ Unveils ‘The Changeling,’ A New Kind of Fairytale Coming 9/8

Apple TV+ reveals the trailer for 'The Changeling,' an eight-part drama starring LaKeith Stanfield, based on Victor LaValle's acclaimed book
The Changeling

Apple TV+ has revealed the trailer for its upcoming eight-part drama, The Changeling, starring and executive produced by Academy Award-nominee LaKeith Stanfield. The series is set to make its global debut with the first three episodes on Friday, September 8, 2023, followed by a new episode every Friday through October 13.

The Changeling is A New Take on a Classic Tale

Based on the acclaimed best-selling book by Victor LaValle, The Changeling is described as a fairytale for grown-ups. It’s a unique blend of horror, parenthood fable, and a perilous odyssey through a New York City that’s been reimagined in a way audiences have never seen before.

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The series stars an impressive ensemble cast including Clark Backo, Adina Porter, Samuel T. Herring, Alexis Louder, Jared Abrahamson, and special guest star Malcolm Barrett. The combination of horror and fantasy elements with the challenges of parenthood promises to offer a fresh and engaging narrative.

The Creative Team Behind The Changeling

The Changeling is adapted and written by showrunner and executive producer Kelly Marcel, with the pilot episode directed by Melina Matsoukas. The series is produced by Apple Studios and Annapurna, with a strong team of executive producers including Megan Ellison, Patrick Chu, Ali Krug, David Knoller, Jonathan van Tulleken, and director Matsoukas through her De La Revolución Films. Sue Naegle and David Wolkis also serve as executive producers, and Khaliah Neal as co-executive producer.

The collaboration between the talented cast and creative team, along with the involvement of the book’s author Victor LaValle, ensures that the adaptation will stay true to the essence of the original story while bringing new dimensions to the screen.

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Since its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ has become a significant player in the streaming world, offering premium drama, comedy series, feature films, documentaries, and family entertainment. It has earned 371 wins and 1,545 award nominations, including accolades for multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy Ted Lasso and historic Oscar Best Picture winner CODA.

The Changeling is the latest addition to Apple TV+’s impressive roster of original content, reflecting the platform’s commitment to delivering compelling and innovative storytelling. the series is poised to be a standout series, blending elements of horror, fantasy, and real-world challenges in a way that resonates with adult audiences. With its strong cast, creative team, and intriguing premise, the series is set to be a must-watch this fall.

Fans of the book and newcomers alike can look forward to exploring this reimagined New York City when The Changeling premieres on Apple TV+ on September 8, 2023.

About The Changeling

The Changeling

Release Date: September 8, 2023
Showrunner: Kelly Marcel
Based on Book by Victor LaVelle
Directors: Melina Matsoukas, Jonathan van Tulleken, Dana Gonzales
Executive Producers:  Victor LaValle, David Knoller, Melina Matsoukas, Jonathan van Tulleken, Megan Ellison, Patrick Chu, Ali Krug
Production: Annapurna Pictures, Apple Studios
Distribution: Apple TV+
Cast: LaKeith Stanfield, Clark Backo, Adina Porter, Samuel T. Herring, Alexis Louder, Jared Abrahamson, Malcolm Barrett


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.

Are you excited about The Changeling? What are your expectations from this unique blend of horror and fairytale? Did you read the book or are you waiting to watch the series completely fresh? Share your thoughts and join the conversation on social media.

Source: Apple TV+

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