After a bidding war with Showtime, it looks like A&E has scored the rights to create a Let the Right One In TV series.
Based on the Swedish best-selling novel by John Ajvidide, the story follows a 12-year-old outsider named Oskar who becomes friends with a young girl with a strange guardian. The girl turns out to be a vampire and Oskar's world is subsequently turned upside down as it takes a dark and deadly turn.
On Tuesday The Hollywood Reporter announced that the series will be developed by Brandon Boyce and Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis. The project is still in its early stages without a cast, though it will join A&E's current dramatic remakes Bates Motel and The Returned.
Much like Bates Motel, Let the Right One In will focus on a loner who doesn't quite fit in with his peers. Things in his small town only worsen after a series of murders begin to garner attention from a federal marshal.
Ajvide's book has had two film adaptations over the last decade. In 2008 director Tomas Alfredson made a Swedish film version of the work, which was critically acclaimed as one of the best horror films of the year. It earned $11.2 million worldwide and even scored a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Then in 2010 Matt Reeves directed an American version of the film starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Kickass). It earned $24.1 million worldwide, though it did not garner the same prestige as the original film.
Let the Right One In will be produced by Tomorrow Studios. At this time A&E has yet to confirm a release date or production schedule.