When I first read this news this morning I thought they were remaking the 1980 horror classic and I wasn't sure how I felt about that, but it ain't that -- Lakeith Stanfield is set to star in an Apple+ series based on a 2018 book by Victor LaValle called The Changeling, which sounds kinda The Omen-esque in that the birth of a son sends a married couple's lives spiraling into horror. Here is how Deadline describes the story:
"The Changeling, from Annapurna and Apple Studios, is a fairytale for grown-ups. A horror story, a parenthood fable and a perilous odyssey through a New York City you didn’t know existed. In the LaVelle’s book, when Apollo — the role that Stanfield will be playing — 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."