Though he’s mostly been seen on the big screen, LaKeith Stanfield isn’t a stranger to TV – he’s part of the Atlanta ensemble and voices the lead in Netflix’s animated action-adventure Yasuke. Yet he’s set to take on a bigger starring role in a new series called The Changeling.

Apple TV+ has ordered the new show, which has Venom and Cruella writer Kelly Marcel in charge, and adapts Victor Lavalle’s 2017 novel.

The story follows Apollo Kagwa, a rare book dealer and new father, in love with his wife, Emma, and their infant son Brian, named after the vanished father who haunts Apollo’s dreams. But when Emma commits an unspeakable act of violence and disappears, Apollo’s left grasping at the threads of his unravelled life, following them through a labyrinth of strange characters, mysterious islands and haunted forests, all occupying the same space as the five boroughs of New York City…

Queen & Slim‘s Melina Matsoukas is aboard to direct and serve as another executive producer, and the show should be shooting before the end of the year. Stanfield, meanwhile, will next show up in The Harder They Fall, due on Netflix in November.

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