'Let the Right One In,' the 2000s' greatest vampire tale, may become a TV series
Let the Right One In, the 2004 novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist that eventually became the great 2008 film directed by Tomas Alfredson, is now (potentially) coming to television. As reported by Deadline, TNT has ordered a pilot episode for a prospective small-screen series created by Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf, Criminal Minds), which was previously in development at A&E.
Let the Right One In centers on a bullied young boy named Oskar who forms a friendship with Eli, a young girl who just so happens to be a centuries-old vampire and whose appearance alongside an older caretaker coincides with a bizarre series of murders. The Swedish film, which was followed by an American version directed by Matt Reeves two years later, is considered by many to be the greatest horror film of the 21st century. Evidence of this comes from the film's placement on HitFix's very own "100 greatest horror films of all time" list published last year, which was based on a survey of over 100 filmmakers and experts in the genre. Indeed, LTROI finished at No. 19, higher than any post-2000 title on the list, and was voted for by such luminaries as Locke & Key author Joe Hill, It remake director Andres Muschietti, Sinister and Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson and "scream queen" Barbara Crampton.