Anika Noni Rose to lead Let the Right One In, the Showtime vampire drama pilot. She will star opposite Demián Bichir.
Let the Right One In is inspired by John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best-selling novel of the same name. It was also adapted in 2008 into a Swedish film. It is described as an elevated genre drama, which is turning a naturalistic lens on human frailty, strength, and compassion.
The series revolves around Mark (Bichir) and his 12-year-old daughter Eleanor. 10 years prior Eleanor was turned into a vampire and their lives changed forever. Locked in at age 12, perhaps forever, Eleanor lives a closed-in life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the minimal amount of human blood she needs to stay alive.
Rose will play Naomi. Brilliant but cynical, Naomi balances life as a single mother with her career as a homicide detective. She’d do anything for her son, Isaiah, and when Isaiah befriends the girl who’s just moved in next door, Naomi’s thrilled — until she starts to suspect something’s off with their new neighbors.
The pilot comes from Andrew Hinderaker, who serves as showrunner; Seith Man, who will direct; and Tomorrow Studios. Hinderaker, Mann and Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements for Tomorrow Studios are executive producing the pilot. This is a partnership between Adelstein and ITV Studios. Bichir will serve as a producer on the potential series.