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TNT Orders Let The Right One In TV Pilot Episode

TNT has ordered a pilot episode for a Let The Right One In TV series. A TV series for Let the Right One In was first developed at A&E until it landed at TNT. The TV series will draw from John Ajvide Lindqvist‘s novel Låt den Rätte Komma In. That book has already been made into two films. The first film adaptation was entitled Let the Right One In, was directed by Tomas Alfredson, and was written by Lindqvist. That film was lauded by critics and fans-alike for the successful balance it struck between adolescent love, thriller elements, horror, and the supernatural. The next film, a U.S. adaptation, was entitled Let Me In and was directed by Matt Reeves. Reeves’ film was met with so-so reviews.

The Let the Right One In TV pilot episode was written Jeff Davis. The Let the Right One In TV pilot episode will be executive produced by Davis, Simon Oakes, Becky Clements, and Marty Adelstein. The Let the Right One In TV pilot episode will be produced by Carl Molinder (producer of Alfredson’s film) and Alex Brunner.

The official plot synopsis of the Let the Right One In TV series (if TNT moves forward with a TV order):

Let the Right One In is an eerie drama about a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic female vampire who appears to be near his age. The vampire settles into the boy’s small Vermont town with her mysterious caretaker, just as a series of bizarre murders begins attracting the attention of law enforcement.

Apparently the TV adaptation will delve into plot points only alluded to in the first film’s adaptation. Having read the book that film was based on, I can tell you that there were many omitted plot points. The three main ones were (spoilers): 1.) pedophilia,  2.) the fact that the main female character had once been a boy. I expect the latter to be explored far more than the former (if at all), and 3.) a zombie transformation (that’s what it seemed to be).

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