The Let the Right One In TV series will not be happening at TNT

Let the Right One In Tomas Alfredson

Director Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of the John Ajvide Lindqvist novel LET THE RIGHT ONE IN was my favorite movie of 2008 and is one of my favorite films, period. TNT had my attention by setting up a TV series version of the story, but it wasn't exactly positive attention - I didn't see how a series could work, and I doubted that anyone could bring the characters to life as perfectly as they were in the 2008 film. Still, I was open to giving it a chance.

The series isn't going to be on TNT to give a chance to. A pilot was assembled, with Euros Lyn signed on to direct a cast that included Ben Wadsworth, Kristine Froseth (pictured below), Necar Zadegan, and Cameron Gellman, but the network has decided not to move forward with the project.

There does seem to be some confusion over whether or not the pilot was actually filmed. Reports that TNT has dropped the series say that it didn't go into production, but last November show runner Jeff Davis said "filming is going great". That's odd.

Davis also wrote the pilot,

an eerie drama about Henry, a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic vampire, Eli, who appears to be near his age. Thin and pale, Eli’s actual age is unknown. Lonely and friendless (for obvious reasons), Eli lands in an apartment building in Vermont, and soon begins a strange friendship with Henry, an equally lonely 16-year-old boy who has no idea what kind of creature he’s dealing with.

The Let the Right One In series won't be happening at TNT, but Tomorrow Studios, which was going to produce the show with Turner's Studio T, is currently shopping the project around to other networks. Tomorrow is open to either moving forward with the same take on the material at a different network, or to re-developing the project from the ground up if necessary.

Kristine Froseth

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Source: Deadline



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