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TNT Passes on Let the Right One In Series

In a move that won’t make fans of the vampire genre happy, Deadline is reporting that TNT is deciding against proceeding with the series based on 2008’s acclaimed film Let the Right One In.  The drama, which was based on the film as well as the 2008 popular novel by author John Ajvide Lidnquist, had been picked up to pilot back in August but never went into production.  The series was to be written by Jeff Davis, who created television hits Teen Wolf and Criminal Minds.
While TNT has passed, Tomorrow Studios is continuing to shop the series to other networks and outlets.  Let the Right One In is based on the 2008 vampire film, a critically-acclaimed hit in 2008 which follows a young boy, bullied by his classmates, who sparks a friendship with an enigmatic female newcomer.  Her appearance in the small Vermont town coincides with a series of grisly murders that confound and alarm law enforcement.  Lundquist would go on to adapt his novel as a screenplay for the film, and it’s unknown at this time whether he’d have a hand in the television series as well.  Davis will executive produce with Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements (among others.)  Kristine Froseth is attached to star in the role of Eli. read more

Euros Lyn to Direct Pilot Episode of Let the Right One In

Euros Lyn is set to direct TNT’s pilot episode of Let the Right One In according to a news report from Deadline.

The award-winning Welsh director is best known for his work on Doctor Who and 2014’s Happy Valley. His most recent work includes two episodes of the Netflix hit series, Daredevil.

Let the Right One In is based on the blockbuster novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. The story follows a young boy who finds friendship with a female vampire who appears to be near his age.

The title has gained a huge following thanks to the success it has had in many different mediums. What originally started out has a novel has grown into two different movies, a theater play, a comic book, and now a TV show. We will keep you updated as more news breaks. read more

Kristine Froseth Cast in TNT’s Let the Right One In

Deadline reported today that Kristine Froseth (Rebel in the Rye) has been cast in TNT’s upcoming pilot based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best selling novel “Let the Right One In.” Froseth will play vampire Eli, who was previously portrayed by Lina Leandersson in 2008’s Swedish movie adaptation of the same name, and Chloë Grace Moretz in 2010’s American adaptation Let Me In.

The story follows a young boy named Henry who is bullied by classmates, when he befriends a girl named Eli, who has recently moved to town. A series of murders begin occurring following Eli’s arrival, which draws the attention of local law enforcement. read more