Apple TV+ adds Adina Porter & Clark Backo to the cast of 'The Changeling'

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What you need to know

  • Upcoming Apple TV+ show The Changeling has two new stars.
  • Adina Porter and Clark Backo are both signed on for The Changeling.

Apple TV+ has reportedly added two more stars to its upcoming drama series The Changeling. Both Adina Porter and Clark Backo are said to have signed on for the project that's being called a "fairytale for grown-ups." LaKeith Stanfield will also star.

The Changeling is based on Victor LaValle's bestselling book of the same name and will see Porter play Lillian, the mother of Apollo, played by Stanfield. Backo is Emmy, Apollo's wife, according to Deadline.

In LaValle's book, when Apollo and Emma have their baby, Brian, it feels like both a reward and a challenge for the new dad. Apollo, the son of a single mother, had been scraping by as a bookseller who hunts estate and garage sales for rare first editions, so even the unusual circumstance of 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 (inscribed by Harper Lee to Truman Capote, no less) shortly thereafter. But after some young-parent squabbles and inexplicable images on their smartphones foreshadow trouble, the story turns nightmarish.

Porter is perhaps best known for her roles in American Horror Story and Underground while Backo came to the fore after her role on the Canadian sitcom Letterkenny.

Apple TV+ confirmed that the show was in development last year but there is no word on when it will hit our TV screens. You'll need an Apple TV+ or Apple One subscription to watch once it does, and content can be watched on almost anything with an internet connection.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.