John Ajvide Lindqvist’s bestselling vampire novel Let the Right One In has spawned two feature films and now will provide the source material for a TV series coming to TNT. The network confirmed it greenlit a new series based on the novel, with Teen Wolf‘s Jeff Davis writing the pilot and executive producing along with Aquarius‘ Marty Adelstein, Last Man Standing‘s Becky Clements, Let Me In‘s Simon Oakes, Carl Molinder (who produced both the Let the Right One In and Let Me In films), and Dark Places‘ Alex Brunner. The series is being produced by Tomorrow Studios.
TNT hasn’t announced when we can expect to see the pilot or any casting details.
“Let the Right One In combines elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolescent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale,” stated Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president 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 has amassed an incredible slate of programming and we are thrilled to extend our relationship with them,” said Adelstein, CEO of Tomorrow Studios. “Their collaboration and shared enthusiasm for bringing Let the Right One In to the U.S. TV audience is incredibly exciting to all of us.”
The Plot: 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.