The Changeling
Created byKelly Marcel
Based onThe Changeling
by Victor LaValle
Written byKelly Marcel
Directed byMelina Matsoukas
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
Production companies
Original networkApple TV+

The Changeling is an upcoming horror fantasy television series created by Kelly Marcel and directed by Melina Matsoukas based on the novel of the same name by Victor LaValle for Apple TV+.[1] The series is expected to premiere on September 8, 2023, with the first three episodes.[2]


A man goes in search of his wife after she does something horrific in the aftermath of the birth of their first child.





No.TitleDirected byTeleplay by [1]Original release date [2]
1TBAMelina Matsoukas[2]Kelly MarcelSeptember 8, 2023 (2023-09-08)
2TBATBAKelly MarcelSeptember 8, 2023 (2023-09-08)
3TBATBAKelly MarcelSeptember 8, 2023 (2023-09-08)
4TBATBAKelly MarcelSeptember 15, 2023 (2023-09-15)
5TBATBAKelly MarcelSeptember 22, 2023 (2023-09-22)
6TBATBAKelly MarcelSeptember 29, 2023 (2023-09-29)
7TBATBAKelly MarcelOctober 6, 2023 (2023-10-06)
8TBATBAKelly MarcelOctober 13, 2023 (2023-10-13)

Jonathan van Tulleken, Dana Gonzales, and Slick Naim directed episodes.[3]


Annapurna Pictures acquired the rights to the novel in August 2017, with the intention to turn it into a television series.[4] In August 2021, Apple TV+ greenlit the series, with Kelly Marcel writing the series and serving as showrunner, Melina Matsoukas directing and Lakeith Stanfield cast to star.[5] Adina Porter and Clark Backo were added to the cast in March 2022.[6] In June, musician Samuel T. Herring joined the cast.[7] Malcolm Barrett, Alexis Louder, Amirah Vann and Jared Abrahamson would be cast in recurring roles in July.[8]

Filming on the series began by May 2022 in New Jersey under the working title Improbable Valentine, and is expected to conclude in the fall. Filming locations include Hoboken, Jersey City, New York City, as well as the Canadian cities Toronto and London.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b "Improbable Valentine". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved June 30, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c Cordero, Rosy (July 11, 2023). "'The Changeling': LaKeith Stanfield Drama Series Reveals Apple TV+ Premiere Date & First-Look Images". Deadline. Retrieved July 11, 2023.
  3. ^ "The Changeling - Cast and Crew". Apple TV+ Press. Archived from the original on July 30, 2023. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 14, 2017). "Annapurna Television Acquires The Changeling Novel To Develop As TV Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  5. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra; Andreeva, Nellie (August 25, 2021). "LaKeith Stanfield To Star In The Changeling Apple TV+ Drama Series From Kelly Marcel & Annapurna; Melina Matsoukas To Direct". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (March 22, 2022). "The Changeling: Adina Porter & Clark Backo To Star Opposite LaKeith Stanfield In Apple TV+ Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (June 30, 2022). "The Changeling: Future Islands Frontman Samuel T. Herring Joins Apple Series Cast In Acting Debut". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (July 8, 2022). "'The Changeling': Malcolm Barrett, Alexis Louder, Amirah Vann, Jared Abrahamson Join Apple TV+ Drama Series". Deadline. Retrieved June 30, 2023.
  9. ^ Lissner, Caren (May 4, 2022). "Improbable Valentine Apple TV+ Series Films In Hoboken Wednesday". Patch. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  10. ^ Lale, Brent (2022-08-13). "'It's going to look like New York City': Apple TV series to film in downtown London, Ont. this month". CTV News London. Retrieved 2022-08-26.