Victor LaValle’s The Changeling Coming to FX!

The Changeling by Victor LaValle.

Victor LaValle’s gorgeous, unsettling horror novel, The Changeling, wasn’t just one of the scariest books of last year, it was also the most interesting. Now the dark fairy tale will be coming to FX! The show will be produced by Annapurna Television, and the script will be written by Fifty Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel.

The Changeling is a modern horror classic (you can read our review here) and like the best horror it uses genre tropes to dig into the muck that lies beneath society’s veneer. Apollo Kagwa has always led a…let’s say tense existence as one of New York City’s only Black book dealers. (It’s hard to concentrate on buying antique books when the nice suburban couple won’t let you use their bathroom, and the neighbors are watching your every move.) But Apollo thinks he’s stumbled into a perfect life when ...