I’m sorry. But I am COMPLETELY LATE to this news! Let the Right One In is an all time classic vampire flick with a pretty great American remake (come at me bro if you want, but I liked it). Now it’s getting remade in America again for Showtime?!?
Last month it was announced that Oscar nominee Demian Bichir (The Nun; Godzilla vs Kong) was set to star in a Showtime pilot for another American remake of the fantastic Swedish film “Let The Right One In”. Today we found that Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (“Dreamgirls”, “The Princess and The Frog”) will join him in the pilot. The new take will have Andrew Hinderaker (“Penny Dreadful”) writing and serving as the showrunner while Seith Mann (“Dexter”, “Homeland”, “The Walking Dead”) will direct the pilot.
Inspired by the best-selling 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and its 2008 Swedish film adaptation, the series revolves around Mark (Bichir) and his 12-year-old daughter, whose lives were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. 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 minimal amount of human blood she needs to stay alive.
Rose will play Naomi. Brilliant but cynical, Naomi balances life as a single mother with her career as a homicide detective. She’d do anything for her son, Isaiah, and when Isaiah befriends the girl who’s just moved in next door, Naomi’s thrilled, until she starts to suspect something’s off with their new neighbors.
“‘Let the Right One In’ quickly establishes itself as a thrilling, high-stakes drama that asks the question: How far would you go to save your child from the monsters out there — would you risk becoming a monster yourself?” Amy Israel, Showtime’s Executive Vice President of Scripted Programming, said in a statement. “Demián Bichir is one of the world’s most dynamic and engrossing actors, and his charisma and vulnerability will surely bring Andrew Hinderaker’s exquisite script to life, guided by Seith Mann’s deft direction. We couldn’t be more excited about the potential of this show.”
Showtime’s pilot order does not mark the first effort to adapt “Let the Right One In” for the small screen: TNT was rumored to have picked up a pilot for a series adaptation in 2016 but IndieWire reported in 2017 that the project was axed before production began. The TNT series, written by “Teen Wolf” and “Criminal Minds” creator Jeff Davis, was originally planned to run on A&E back in 2015.
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