The best-selling 2004 novel, Let the Right One In, written by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist has been green lit to turn into a drama series for Showtime, according to a report on Deadline. In the series Mark (Demian Bichir) and his twelve-year-old daughter have their lives changed forever when, ten years earlier, she was turned into a vampire by a mysterious creature that disappears into the night. As a perpetual twelve-year-old, Eleanor lives a closed life, only able to go out at night. Her father does his best to provide her with the minimum amount of blood that will keep her alive.
Sound familiar? It should because Chloë Grace Moretz stared in a film titled Let Me In in 2010, which is a remake of the original Swedish film based on the novel. The Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfreson was released on January 26, 2008 where it received the Nordic Film Prize at the Gothenburg Film Festival.
Let the Right One in has been in he works at Showtime for a while. Let the Right One In quickly establishes itself as a thrilling, high-stakes drama that asks the question: How far would you go to save your child from the monsters out there – would you risk becoming a monster yourself?” said Amy Israel, Showtime’s EVP, Scripted Programming. “Demián Bichir is one of the world’s most dynamic and engrossing actors, and his charisma and vulnerability will surely bring Andrew Hinderaker’s exquisite script to life, guided by Seith Mann’s deft direction. We couldn’t be more excited about the potential of this show.”
“The series is both a love letter to the original film, and a story entirely our own,” said Hinderaker. “And casting a true artist like Demián epitomizes our bold aspiration to be one of the most terrifying shows on TV, and one of the most moving.”
The pilot is directed by Seith Mann (Homeland) and is executive produced by Away creator Andrew Hinderaker, Seith Mann, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements for Tomorrow Studios.