Let the Right One In is knocking at the door again. Showtime previously ordered a pilot episode for a new adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s vampire novel, but now they’ve committed to the series, ordering a ten-episode first season.
Demian Bichir is set to star as the father of a twelve-year-old vampire (Madison Taylor Baez); Anika Noni Rose is his next door neighbor, a single mom and detective who is happy to see her son making friends with the neighbor girl (presumably until she starts to suspect the family’s secret). Grace Gummer, who was excellent on Mr. Robot, is also part of the cast.
The series comes from showrunner Andrew Hinderaker (creator of Away and a writer on Penny Dreadful) and is the third time Lindqvist’s novel has been adapted, after the very good 2008 Swedish film and the not-so-great American remake, Let Me In (pictured above). The show has been described as being based on the novel and the Swedish film, so is neither straight adaptation nor straight remake.
Seith Mann (Homeland) directed the pilot and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is expected to direct more of the series’ ten episodes. This is the second time producer Tomorrow Studios has tried to get a series off the ground, and it’s clearly working out better than their first attempt, which was for A&E and had Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf) as writer.
Let the Right One In will begin shooting in NYC in January, but no release date has been announced.