The beloved Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In is getting another adaption, this time in television form. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime has given the new series a 10-episode series order.
Demian Bichir (The Grudge, The Nun) will star and the show is from writer and showrunner Andrew Hinderaker. While Let the Right One In has been adapted a few times into film, this is the first time that the show has been made for television. Previously, the 2008 Swedish film was adapted into the 2010 United States remake. All three adaptions are based on the 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
The series will begin production in New York City in early 2022, but there is no premiere date set yet. Apart from Bichir, the series will also star Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Ian Foreman, Kevin Carroll and Jacob Buster. As for the vampire child, Madison Taylor Baez has been cast in the role.
What is Let the Right One In about?
We don’t have the official synopsis for the show yet, but the original story is about a sensitive young boy who lives with his mom in Sweden. Then one day, he meets a mysterious girl who he slowly learns is responsible for a recent string of blood local murders.
Where can you watch the movie right now?
With the announcement that a TV show is on the way, you might be interested in rewatching the Swedish film or even the 2010 American remake. The original 2008 film is now available to stream on Hulu while the 2010 U.S. remake Let Me In is streaming on Peacock Premium.
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