Hot on the heels of the news that The Lost Boys is getting the ongoing TV series treatment comes this breaking news item, via Variety:
"TNT has ordered a pilot for a series based on the vampire novel Let The Right One In, the cabler announced Monday. The TV adaptation is being developed by Teen Wolf and Criminal Minds creator Jeff Davis."
"That's fine," you're thinking. "It'll probably be a sequel series. You could actually do a lot of interesting stuff wi--"
Yeah, here's the thing: it doesn't sound like Let The Right One In: The TV Show is gonna be a sequel series. In fact, Variety makes it sound like it'll be yet another adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's 2004 novel of the same name.
“Let the Right One In combines elements of horror, revenge thriller and adolescent romance into an unforgettable and truly unsettling tale,” said Sarah Aubrey, TNT’s executive vice president of original programming. “This novel is a watershed of rich storytelling, making it an abundant source from which Jeff, Marty, Becky and Simon will bring to life in this all-new adaptation.”
Well, that's...less interesting? In virtually every way possible?
Oh, well. I'm not wild about the idea, but the good news is I have three other versions of the same story to choose from, should Let The Right One In: The TV Show turn out to be a bust. And lord knows my skepticism has proven unfounded in the past (oh, how I laughed at the idea of a Hannibal The Cannibal TV show).
For the time being, I am choosing to shrug this off and withhold further judgment until I've seen what they've got planned. How about you?