A&E, who is already telling the Psycho prequel, “Bates Motel”, is now taking on another horror classic.
The network is teaming with “Teen Wolf” showrunner Jeff Davis and actor-screenwriter Brandon Boyce to adapt the Swedish vampire story, “Let the Right One In”, says THR.
A&E landed the story, about a bullied teen boy who befriends a young female vampire — based on the best-selling Swedish book by John Ajvide Lindqvist that was subsequently adapted into the critically acclaimed 2008 movie directed by Tomas Alfredson — following a bidding war with Showtime.
Showtime’s “Dexter” and “Penny Dreadful” are so good that it hurts knowing they bowed out and let A&E, home to “Storage Wars”, win the classic coming-of-age vampire story.
The drama follows the boy and female vampire, who lives in secrecy with her mysterious guardian. When a series of strange murders pops up in their small Vermont town, it attracts the attention of a federal marshal with a mysterious past of his own.
The property was optioned from Hammer Films Productions, which produced the 2010 English-language film adaptation Let Me In.