The Vampire Story LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Is Now Being Adapted into a TV Series
Let the Right One In started out as a vampire novel written by John Ajvide Lindqvist. This was a very different, unique, brilliant take on vampire lore, and the story has already been adapted twice as films. The first one was a wonderful Swedish film that came out in 2008, and the other was an Americanized take on the story called Let Me In, which was released in 2010.
About a year ago it was reported that A&E was developing the story into a TV series, but there hasn't been much news on the project since it was announced. Today we learned that TNT is in the process of developing a pilot for a potential series.
The original story is set in Sweden, and the U.S. film was set in New Mexico. This latest version will take place in Vermont, and this is the synopsis from the press release:
Let the Right One In is an eerie drama about a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic female vampire who appears to be near his age. The vampire settles into the boy’s small Vermont town with her mysterious caretaker, just as a series of bizarre murders begins attracting the attention of law enforcement.
The series is being developed by Criminal Minds and Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis, who also wrote the script and serves as executive producer. Joining him as producers are Marty Adelstein (Aquarius, Teen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Aquarius), Simon Oakes (Let Me In) of Hammer Films as well as Carl Molinder, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie, and Alex Brunner (Dark Places). When talking about the series, EVP of original programming for TNT Sarah Aubrey had this to say:
“Let the Right One In combines elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolescent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale. This novel is a watershed of rich storytelling, making it an abundant source from which Jeff, Marty, Becky and Simon will bring to life in this all-new adaptation.”
I love this vampire story, and I hope it actually turns out to be a solid series.