Tomas Alfredson’s 2008 adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel, Let The Right One In, is one of our favourite movies, so naturally we’re immediately suspicious of any attempt to replicate it. Even Matt Reeves’ 2010 English-language remake, Let Me In, despite being competent enough and benefiting from a cast containing the likes of Chloe Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee, just wasn’t the same.
Regardless, we’re keeping a close eye on TNT’s upcoming TV series adaptation, especially now that it has announced its first director: Euros Lyn.
If he sounds familiar, then it’s because Lyn has prior form when it comes to genre, having helmed 11 episodes of Doctor Who between 2005 and 2010, as well as the entire ‘Children Of Earth’ arc of Torchwood. Additionally, he has credits on the acclaimed likes of Sherlock, Black Mirror, Broadchurch, Happy Valley, Daredevil and Cucumber, so he looks like the very definition of a safe pair of hands.
This take will see the story relocate to Vermont, with Eli being played by Kristine Frosteth, and young Oskar now renamed Henry. Teen Wolf‘s Jeff Davis is attached as showrunner, with Marty Adelstein (Aquarius, Prison Break, Teen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Aquarius, Last Man Standing) of Tomorrow Studios, Simon Oakes (Women In Black, Let Me In) of Hammer Films, Carl Molinder (who produced the original screenplay) and Alex Brunner (Dark Places) serving as executive producers.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Let The Right One In is an eerie drama about a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic female vampire who appears to be near his age. The vampire settles into the boy’s small Vermont town with her mysterious caretaker, just as a series of bizarre murders begins attracting the attention of law enforcement.
Let The Right One In will air on TNT in the US in 2017, with a UK air date to be announced. For all the latest TV news, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.