My first reaction to this news was, I don’t want a TV version of Let the Right One In. The original movie is a minor masterpiece, don’t do it! (The remake of the movie, in English, was so forgettable, that it didn’t diminish the original Swedish classic) My second reaction is, I’m curious to see the pilot. (Has it aired? Or is it unreleased?) As much as I think it’s risky, messing with a classic, and probably doomed to disappoint, there are notable exceptions. A&E’s Bates Motel, for example, succeeded, so anything is possible. And actress Kristine Froseth, as Eli, looks like an interesting choice.
Here’s an item from a few months ago announcing the pilot.
And here’s actress Kristine Froseth.
Deadline has this:
Nellie Andreeva reports: TNT has opted not to proceed with its pilot order to Let the Right One In, a drama based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. The project, written by Criminal Minds and Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis, was picked up to pilot in August but it didn’t go into production.
I hear Tomorrow Studios, which developed the project and was to produce the pilot with Turner’s Studio T, is currently shopping it to other networks in its current iteration or as a potential redo of the concept.
Tomorrow Studios, a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, has two other projects at TNT, series Good Behavior, which was renewed for a second season, and pilot Snowpiercer, based on the movie, which has begun casting.
Let the Right One In, originally set up at A&E and A+E Studios, is an eerie drama about a young boy, long tormented by his classmates … (read more)