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Showtime to let in Swedish horror pilot

The original film of Let the Right One In was released in 2008

US premium cablenet Showtime has ordered a pilot inspired by the Swedish novel and hit horror film Let the Right One In.

The series will centre on a father and his 12-year-old daughter whose lives were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire.

Andrew Hinderaker will serve as showrunner, with Seith Mann attached to direct the pilot, which will be produced by Tomorrow Studios and will star Oscar nominee Demián Bichir (A Better Life).

Bichir will play a husband and father who had the perfect life until it was turned upside down by a mysterious creature who bit his daughter and then vanished into the night.

Let the Right One In, written by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, was published in 2004 and the original film was released in 2008. A US remake, Let Me In, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, was released in 2010.

Tomorrow Studios previously attempted to get a TV adaptation of the property off the ground in 2016, when US cablenet TNT ordered a pilot.

Let the Right One In is executive produced by Hinderaker, Mann and Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements for Tomorrow Studios, which is a partnership between Adelstein and ITV Studios. Bichir will serve as a producer on the series.

“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?” said Amy Israel, executive VP of scripted programming at Showtime Networks.

Hinderaker described the project as “both a love letter to the original film and a story entirely our own” and said it aspired to “be one of the most terrifying shows on TV, and one of the most moving.”


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