Teen Wolf creator and showrunner Jeff Davis is shifting his attention from werewolves to vampires. Deadline reports that TNT has put in a pilot order for Let the Right One In, based on the best-selling vampire novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
The novel has already produced two big-screen adaptations — the 2008 Swedish movie from a screenplay by John Ajvide Lindqvist himself, and 2010’s Let Me In, which starred Chloë Grace Moretz.
As for the TV pilot, Davis has penned the script and will serve as executive producer along with Marty Adelstein (Aquarius, Teen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Aquarius) of Tomorrow Studios and Simon Oakes (Let Me In) of Hammer Films. Carl Molinder, who was a producer on both movies, and Alex Brunner (Dark Places) will also act as executive producers on the TNT adaptation, which it's said will draw from the original source material. Here's the gist of the story:
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.
Here’s what Sarah Aubrey, EVP of original programming for TNT, said:
“Let the Right One In combines elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolescent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale. This novel is a watershed of rich storytelling, making it an abundant source from which Jeff, Marty, Becky and Simon will bring to life in this all-new adaptation.”
Of course, it’s too early to tell if TNT will greenlight the pilot to series (it needs to be cast and filmed), but I’m hoping that with some of the producers behind the two movies working on the TV adaptation, we may have a chance to see this on our television screens.
Are you excited to see Let the Right One In being adapted for TV?