Written by John Squires
Released in 2008, the exceptional Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In was given the American remake treatment just two years later, in the form of Let Me In, and now a TV series is on the way. Because why the hell not?!
As reported by Deadline, TNT has ordered a pilot episode of the vampire drama, which is, like both films, based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. Jeff Davis, creator of MTV’s Teen Wolf, wrote the script, and Hammer Films is on board to produce.
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.
“Let the Right One In combines elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolescent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale,” said Sarah Aubrey, EVP of original programming for TNT. “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.”
TNT is also the home of the upcoming Tales From the Crypt revival.