Jeff Davis’ pilot is based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. This new version is described by TNT as “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.”
“Let the Right One In combines elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolescent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “This novel is a watershed of rich storytelling, making it an abundant source from which [executive producers] Jeff, Marty [Adelstein], Becky [Clements] and Simon [Oakes] will bring to life in this all-new adaptation.”
The book was originally adapted by Lindqvist in 2008 for an award-winning Swedish language film, which was remade by Hammer as Let Me In. A comic book prequel was released to tie in with the Hammer film. Lindqvist also adapted the story for the stage in Swedish; Jack Thorne produced an English version.