Nick Stahl ( Terminator 3, Fear the Walking Dead ) has joined the cast of Let the Right One In , the Showtime series inspired by John Ajvide’s novel Lindqvist and the Swedish film based on it, Let the Right One In . Stahl will join Demián Bichir in the series, which was developed by Andrew Hinderaker , creator of the Netflix Away series , who wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner. Seith Mann directed the pilot and will direct other episodes. The two will also be executive producers alongside Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. To produce Tomorrow Studios. The cast will also include Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Madison Taylor Baez, Kevin Carroll, Ian Foreman and Jacob Buster .
Let Me In is described as an exploration of human frailty, strength and compassion through the lens of gender. It will focus on Mark (Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor (Baez), who was bitten by a vampire ten years before the events narrated in the series. Since then, that is, since she was twelve, Eleanor has lived in seclusion, while her father does everything to provide her with human blood. Stahl plays Matthew, a former soldier and trusted solver of the Logan family, whose clean, ordinary exterior hides his ferocious royal.
It is unclear in what sense this version is less faithful to the novel, but perhaps the fact that the little boy the vampire befriends is not mentioned in the original story – and in the two films based on it (there is also a direct American version from Matt Reeves , Blood Story ) – indicates that the series will focus more on the father-daughter relationship.