Let the Right One In officially ordered as a series on Showtime

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Let the Right One In officially ordered as a series on Showtime

Post by CyberGhostface » Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:34 pm

https://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/368396 ... -showtime/

Showtime has ordered ten episodes. We're finally getting a series.

Adaptation-wise the big change so far is that the Hakan character is Eli's biological father with Eli (or Eleanor as she is here) being turned ten years ago. (It goes without saying that any American adaptation was going to leave out the gender reveal period.)
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Re: Let the Right One In officially ordered as a series on Showtime

Post by Jameron » Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:19 pm

I don't particularly want to be a downer on this, and I'm sure the people behind this have worked hard to get around what they perceive as areas they can't go into while trying to do the original justice. That being said, this looks like Let The Right One In in name only. I'm not saying this is likely to be bad, but it's not going to be faithful to the original. In all honesty, as much as we all here love this story, Let The Right One In is not the kind of story that lends itself to a successful and profitable TV series in the US (or the UK). It just isn't. And that's not a bad thing. It is what it is.

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Re: Let the Right One In officially ordered as a series on Showtime

Post by CyberGhostface » Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:32 pm

Yeah to me it just feels watered down. Having Hakan being Eli’s biological father, Eli being a straight up girl and only being a vampire for a short period of time makes Matt Reeves’s take look transgressive in comparison.

That being said if they had Nick Antosca or Mike Flanagan behind it we probably could have gotten a faithful and effective adaptation. Antosca probably would have relished the idea of giving us zombie Hakan with the oozing penis.
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Re: Let the Right One In officially ordered as a series on Showtime

Post by Pissball » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:47 pm

It will be a "drama" and non-horror adaptation , but without Alfredson's artistic nuances.

ffs my dreams of seeing a Hellraiser-style adaptation have been lost.

They already changed Hakan and added some shitty characters, like a cop (certainly not Staffan) I'm sure no Vampire Lord, no Eli complicated gender and past, probably no PISSBALL ( :think: ) and some crappy american politics/commentary

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Re: Let the Right One In officially ordered as a series on Showtime

Post by cmfireflies » Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:26 am

The aging actor alone will guarantee that this doesn't last for longer than one season.
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Re: Let the Right One In officially ordered as a series on Showtime

Post by dongregg » Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:19 pm

Just as plenty of members liked Let Me In, plenty of us will like the Show Time series, but I'll never see it. I'm all in with LTROI, not teen romance. Pre-teen, OK, but any other kind of romance...ho hum.
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Re: Let the Right One In officially ordered as a series on Showtime

Post by JToede » Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:23 am

cmfireflies wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:26 am
The aging actor alone will guarantee that this doesn't last for longer than one season.
Or they could kill him off and then replace him with another character.
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Re: Let the Right One In officially ordered as a series on Showtime

Post by Pissball » Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:08 am

This time "Eli" is recently converted vampire, apparently, so they can "cure" her for another season, which I hope never exists.

My main complaint anyway is the title, why was the name kept? It should be Let me in, now "Let in the right one" will be associated with whatever comes out of this. In fact, its better that they change all names since it is a different story in different setting.

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