Vampires, vampires everywhere - and if they sparkle in the sunlight, they are not worth watching. If they're mean and nasty blood suckers, well, that's another story.
With the proliferation of zombies on TV, vampires are fighting for equal time. Guillermo Del Toro's vampire thriller THE STRAIN received critical and popular raves last summer and will return for season two this summer. Not to be outdone in the bloodsucking department, the A&E Network is seeking its own vampire tale and will adapt the Swedish vampire story LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, for a TV series. It's the charming tale of a 12 year old vampire, and the boy who loves her.
The original Swedish film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN was such a hit in the European market, it was remade as LET ME IN here. It starred Chloe Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee (two of the dreaded three-name people). Both film versions are worth watching, and they have enough differences to be effective on their own. Both movies also feature exceptionally creative cinematography. Hopefully, the TV show will capture the same visual mien.
Jeff Davis will be the showrunner. He currently handles TEEN WOLF. Actor and screenwriter Brandon Boyce is also aboard.