‘Let The Right One In’ Gets TV Adaptation from ‘Teen Wolf’ Showrunner
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The Swedish horror thriller “Let The Right One In” is getting an adaptation for television from A&E. “Teen Wolf” showrunner Jeff Davis is going to take part in the project with Brandon Boyce as the writer. The network won the rights to the story after a fierce bidding war with Showtime. Read on.
The story of “Let The Right One In” follows a young boy who befriends a young female vampire who has kept her identity a secret from the townsfolk. With only a guardian to aid and protect them, the young boy and girl go about their friendship and their lives as normally as possible in a Vermont small town. But when a murder takes place and a federal marshal gets involved, the secret is suddenly threatened.
The story is based on a book written by John Ajvide Lindqvist and the hit Swedish film ran in theaters in 2008. Two years after, the U.S. did their own movie adaptation with “Let Me In” with Chloe Grace Moretz in the lead.
The television series, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the news, will take a serialized route, with “Teen Wolf” showrunner Jeff Davis calling the shots. Davis has been at the helm of the supernatural series for four years on MTV and it’s where met and worked with Brandon Boyce, who played a recurring role on the series. According to i09, “Teen Wolf” originally “started off as a gag,” but became well-developed over the years. It is then the hope of the fans of “Let The Right One In” that Davis and the rest of the production will be able to give the adaptation justice.
A&E, meanwhile, has two other drama remakes keeping afloat on their programming schedule: “Bates Motel,” which is already on it’s third season, and “The Returned,” which started its run this March, based on a French production.