TNT has been working on a “horror block” for a while now, but they’ve hit a couple of serious speedbumps with two of their most highly-anticipated shows: Let The Right One In and Tales From The Crypt.
Deadline reports that their take on Let The Right One In, based on the stunning novel by John Avide Lindqvist and the subsequent, also-stunning film by Tomas Alfredson, is not moving forward. They had previously commissioned a pilot by Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis that was filmed late last year but, per the site, “it didn’t go into production.” The cast included Kristine Froseth as Eli, Benjamin Wadsworth as Henry (formerly Oscar), Kristoffer Joner as Eli’s “caretaker” Matheus and Thomas Kretschmann as Inspector Eriksson.
However, all is not lost for the small-screen Let The Right One In, as it is now being shopped around other networks by producers Tomorrow Studios, “in its current iteration or as a potential redo of the concept.” You would have thought that other networks would be eager to snap it up, but given that it had already been set up at A&E, it’s looking a little bleak.
Next up, M Night Shyamalan’s Tales From The Crypt. If you’ve noticed that things have been a bit quiet on the Crypt Keeper front recently, there’s a good reason for that. It turns out that TNT have run into some tricky rights issues that have been slowing down production.
The network issued a statement explaining the situation: “The underlying rights to the classic, vintage property are complicated. TNT and others have been pursuing a solution for more than a year, with significant progress being made. We look forward to the potential for further active development of this valuable franchise once the clearance process is fully resolved.”
Fingers crossed that we get to see the Crypt Keeper return soon…
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