“Let the Right One In” has, in less than a decade, become a cult classic and inspired a well-received American remake. It’ll next make the transition to television courtesy of TNT, as the network has ordered that a pilot be made so that vampire-obsessed viewers can sate their bloodthirst.
“Teen Wolf” showrunner Jeff Davis is writing the series, whose origins date back to Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best-seller. The story concerns a young vampire and her neighbor, albeit in a much less fantastical setting than most Dracula-inspired fare. Tomas Alfredson (who went on to make “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) directed the original film, with Matt Reeves helming the English-language remake. According to a statement from Sarah Aubrey, TNT’s executive vice president of original programming, this new series is a reimagining of the novel rather than either film.
“‘Let the Right One In’ combines elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolescent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale,” says Aubrey. “This novel is a watershed of rich storytelling, making it an abundant source from which Jeff, Marty [Adelstein] , Becky [Clements] and Simon [Oakes] will bring to life in this all-new adaptation.” Casting has already begun for the two leads, reports THR.