A TV series based on popular Swedish vampire novel Let The Right One In is now in the works.
US cable network A&E (Bates Motel, The Returned) is developing the series from John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best-selling 2004 novel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, after beating rival network Showtime to the TV rights.
The TV series is being steered by Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis and actor-screenwriter Brandon Boyce (Wicker Park), who are teaming up to pen the script. The novel’s story follows the blossoming friendship between a 12-year-old boy, Oskar, and a centuries-old vampire child, Eli, in suburban Stockholm in the 1980s.
Let The Right One In has previously been adapted into an acclaimed 2008 Swedish film and then an American movie titled Let Me In that came out in 2010. The US movie was directed by Cloverfeld‘s Matt Reeves and starred Chloë Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee, but performed disappointingly at the box office. Watch its trailer below.