Following the publication of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel in 2004, Let the Right One In has lived through a number of successful evolutions. The haunting story, often characterized as romantic horror, has now been ordered to series by Showtime and given a ten-episode order.
Demián Bichir (The Nun) and Madison Taylor Baez (Selena: The Series) will lead the adaptation alongside one another, with Bichir embodying the role of Eleanor’s father, Mark. The narrative will be grounded within their peculiar relationship and set a decade after Eleanor’s dark transformation.
“…Locked in at age 12, perhaps forever, Eleanor lives a closed-in life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the human blood she needs to stay alive…” (source)
The series stems from the tale depicted in the original film adaptation directed by Tomas Alfredson in 2008, as well as Let Me In, the American remake that was released in 2010. Showtime has stated its intention to “upend genre expectations” with this familiar vampire drama adaptation. A project which has been a long-time coming, given that Tomorrow Studios has been working to get the series up off of the ground since 2016.
Production is set to begin in New York City in 2022, under the care of showrunner Andrew Hinderaker (Penny Dreadful) and director Seith Mann (The Breaks). A series premiere date has yet to be announced.