TNT no longer wants anything to do with Swedish vampires.
Deadline reports that TNT have pulled out of the pilot order for Let The RIght One In. The group that developed the project, Tomorrow Studios, are now open to shop the series around to other networks.
Let The Right One In is an adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best-selling novel written by Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf, Criminal Minds). The story follows a young, lonely boy who finds a friend in a young vampire girl. The two become close just as a series of murders start to plague the isolated Vermont town.
This is the first attempt to bring Lindqvist’s novel to television, but the vampire tile has already been adapted twice for film. 2008 saw the release of the Swedish adaptation, directed by Tomas Alfredson (The Snowman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). In 2010 Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Batman) helmed the English-language adaptation starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee under the new title Let Me In.
A&E originally picked up the drama pilot before it moved to TNT back in August. “Let The Right One In combines elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolscent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale,” said TNT’s Executive VP of Original Programming, Sarah Aubrey, at the time.
Let The Right One In is executive produced by Davis, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Simon Oakes, Carl Molinder and Alex Brunner.