Showtime is biting into something exciting...
...Via Deadline, Showtime has given a pilot green light to series Let the Right One In, from Away creator Andrew Hinderaker, who will serve as showrunner, with Seith Mann (Homeland), directing, and Tomorrow Studios.
The series is of course based on the 2008 Swedish film of the same name, which itself was based on the 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
In Let the Right One In:
"A father, Mark and his 12-year-old daughter 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."
An interesting change, as it sounds like the series will focus on the father/daughter relationship, rather than the young boy meeting a vampire tale of the original film and novel.
Demián Bichir (A Better Life) is set to star as the father.
Said Amy Israel, Showtime's EVP, Scripted Programming: “'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?...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.”
The pilot is executive produced by Hinderaker, Seith Mann, and Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements for Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between Adelstein and ITV Studios. Bichir will serve as a producer on the potential series.
By Matt Konopka