It remains as of this time only an order for a pilot episode for Showtime, but the cast for the prospective LET THE RIGHT ONE IN television series continues to flesh-out. It appears the series will be diverging significantly from the film of the same name, and that’s a good thing as far as I’m concerned. When the story has already been told, and told flawlessly—and in this case, told flawlessly *twice*, both by the original Swedish film and the American remake (which I actually prefer)—why would you need to tell it again? Unless a considerable amount of time has passed and cinematographical technology has advanced in pace with it, there’s no need. If you’re going to do a retelling, make it different. Looks like that’s the approach they’re going to take with this new series, if it gets off the ground.
Madison Taylor Baez is cast in the starring role of the perpetually prepubescent vampire, with Jacob Buster, Kevin Carroll, and Ian Foreman joining her. Intriguingly, as reported by Variety: “Carroll will play Zeke Dawes, a successful restaurant owner who is friends with Mark and knows about Eleanor’s condition. Buster plays Peter, a sweet and funny boy who suffers from the same condition as Eleanor [the vampire]. When his father tests a potential cure on him, it backfires and releases a terrifying monster. Foreman will play quiet and sensitive Isaiah, who befriends Eleanor but has no idea the threat she poses.” Wait, what? A *second* vampire?! Now that *is* different!