Showtime's 'Let The Right One In' Adaptation Gets October Premiere, Teaser
It's hard to be trapped at home with only your father for a 12-year-old vampire.
Swedish novel Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist is getting a television adaptation on Showtime, and you can see a sneak peek in a just-released teaser trailer below.
The series will premiere on Showtime's streaming and on demand platforms on Oct. 7 and then make its network linear debut on Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. It stars Demián Bichir as Mark and Madison Taylor Baez as Eleanor, a father-daughter duo who have been living with a secret: Eleanor was turned into a vampire a decade earlier, when she was only 12 years old.
Now, she is stuck at that age, only able to go out at night, while Mark tries to procure enough human blood for her to stay alive and not become too aggressive or violent. But while he has kept his daughter physically safe, he has not done much for her emotional well-being, as a father's love is only one kind of companionship, and he admits she seems lonely.
But what if they could find the vampire that turned her and therefore find a cure?
The 10-episode series also stars Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Kevin Carroll,Ian Foreman, Jacob Buster,and Nick Stahl.
The show comes from showrunner Andrew Hinderaker, who executive produces alongside Seith Mann, who also serves as director, and Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements for Tomorrow Studios. Alissa Bachner is a co-executive producer, and Bichir is a producer.
This is not the first adaptation of the story: The film version of this story was released in 2008 and earned a Metascore of 82, making it a Metacritic Must-See. This new television adaptation has not yet been made available for review.