Jeff Davis has a new gig coming. The showrunner for Teen Wolf will be adapting the Swedish vampire novel Let the Right One In into a pilot for TNT. The story, written by John Ajvide Lindqvist, was previously adapted into a Swedish-language film in 2008 by Lindqvist and director Tomas Alfredson.
The story also received an English language remake. 2010’s Let Me In was directed by Matt Reeves and starred Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz.
The series project has changed hands a few times. It originally in development at A&E last year following a bidding war with Showtime, but the rights have since reverted to Tomorrow Studios.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Sarah Aubrey, original programming executive for TNT, said of the project:
‘Let the Right One In’ combines elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolescent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale. This novel is a watershed of rich storytelling, making it an abundant source from which Jeff, Marty, Becky and Simon will bring to life in this all-new adaptation.”
Let the Right One In tells the story of a bullied schoolboy, Oskar, as he is forms a friendship with a vampire named Eli. No word on a timeline for the project. Stay tuned, kids….