The Changeling

The Changeling


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Searching for his wife, Apollo is taunted by the relentless mystery of her disappearance

Billed as a ‘fairytale for grownups’ The Changeling tells the story of Apollo and Emma, a couple who get mixed up in a powerful supernatural strangeness. In the process, the young parents are split apart and Apollo is left searching for his partner and child in a terrifying alternate version of New York City.

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LaKeith Stanfield stars in this Apple TV+ show created by Venom writer, Kelly Marcel

The Changeling is a horror-fantasy television series based on the novel of the same name by Victor LaValle. The show is created and written by Kelly Marcel, a British screenwriter known for writing the movies Venom, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage as well as Fifty Shades of Grey. She is joined by director Melina Matsoukas who made her directorial debut with the movie Queen & Slim before directing the television series Insecure. The show is produced by Annapurna Television for Apple TV+.

LaKeith Stanfield takes a leading role in the show, starring as Apollo Kagwa. Stanfield is known for his performances in horror movies such as Get Out and Haunted Mansion. He is joined by Adina Porter who stars as Apollo’s mother, Lillian Kagwa. Clark Backo plays Emma Valentine and Samuel T. Herring stars as William Wheeler. There are recurring roles in the series for Amirah Vann, Malcolm Barrett, and Jared Abrahamson. The Changeling was released on September 8th, 2023 on Apple TV+.

Production News

  • August 14, 2017
    • Annapurna Television secured the rights to the novel, The Changeling by Victor Lavalle, with the intention to develop a TV series. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 25, 2021
    • A fresh announcement confirmed that the project was ongoing and in development. LaKeith Stanfield was confirmed to be starring with Kelly Marcel writing and Melina Matsoukas set to direct. (Source: Deadline)
  • March 18, 2022
    • Adina Porter and Clark Backo are both confirmed to have joined the cast of The Changeling. (Source: Deadline)
  • June 30, 2022
    • Samuel T. Herring is confirmed to make his acting debut in the show. He is best known as a musician and the frontman of Future Islands. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 8, 2023
    • The first trailer for the show is released teasing a horrifying fairytale for grownups with elements of mystery and fantasy woven in. (Source: YouTube)
  • September 8, 2023
    • The Changeling was released on Apple TV+. (Source: Apple TV+)


JustWatch Rating 84%
IMDB 6.6 (2k)


Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Thriller, Science-Fiction



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LaKeith Stanfield
Apollo Kagwa
Clark Backo
Emma 'Emmy' Valentine
Adina Porter
Lillian Kagwa
Jared Abrahamson
Brian West
Samuel T. Herring
William Wheeler
Alexis Louder
Young Lillian Kagwa
Victor LaValle
Narrator (voice)