Last August, TNT ordered a television pilot based on Let the Right One In, the best-selling 2004 vampire novel written by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. The adaptation was written and being developed by Criminal Minds and Teen Wolf creator, Jeff Davis. Two months later, 19-year-old model-turned-actress Kristine Froseth (Rebel in the Rye, Prey) landed the lead role of the 250-year-old vampire who is stuck forever inside of a young girl's body.Since then, news on the project has been scarce. And now we know why. According to Deadline, "TNT opted not to proceed with its pilot order to Let the Right One In." They add: "I hear Tomorrow Studios, which developed the project and was to produce the pilot with Turner’s Studio T, is shopping it to other networks in its current iteration or as a potential redo of the concept."
Synopsis for TNT's television adaptation:
Let the Right One In is an eerie drama about Henry, a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic vampire, Eli (Froseth), who appears to be near his age. Thin and pale, Eli’s actual age is unknown. Lonely and friendless (for obvious reasons), Eli lands in an apartment building in Vermont, and soon begins a strange friendship with Henry, an equally lonely 16-year-old boy who has no idea what kind of creature he’s dealing with.
The novel was previously adapted into two feature films: the award-winning 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In that was directed by Tomas Alfredson and starred Lina Leandersson as Eli; and the 2010 American-British remake that was re-titled Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves, and starred Chloë Grace Moretz as Eli.