'Let The Right One In' TV News: A&E Series In Development To Focus On Small Town Loner Who Befriends Vampire [Video]

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.

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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.

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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.

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