TNT made their first casting announcement for their upcoming Let The Right One In TV Pilot. As first reported by Deadline, model and actress Kristine Froseth has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming vampire pilot. The pilot is based off of the best-selling novel of the same name written by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. You can check out Kristine Froseth’s portfolio here for pictures.
The synopsis for the Let The Right One In pilot is as follows:
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.
So, based off of the synopsis, we can see that the characters have been aged up to teenagers instead of the middle schoolers that they were in the original movie and the American remake.
Jeff Davis, the creator of the Teen Wolf TV series, wrote the script for the pilot and will serve as an executive producer. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios will be serving as executive producers alongside Davis. Simon Oakes from Hammer Films rounds out the executive producers for the pilot. Tomorrow Studios is producing the pilot with TNT’s Studio T.
I’m still somewhat holding out hope that this pilot will do well. I am not entirely happy that they’ve decided to age up the characters, but I can understand what demographic they are trying to reach out to i.e. the young adult demographic. Considering the over saturation of Young Adult material in the market over the past couple of years, the decision to age up the characters may or may not come to bite TNT in the butt. We’ll see where TNT goes with this.
What do you think about this new synopsis and casting decision? What are your thoughts about TNT adapting Let The Right One In into a TV series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.