Let the Right One In (TV series)

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Let the Right One In
Promotional release poster
Created byAndrew Hinderaker
Based onLåt den rätte komma in
by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Music by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producers
  • Andrew Hinderaker
  • Marty Adelstein
  • Becky Clements
  • Seith Mann
  • Alex Yves Brunner
  • Simon Oakes
  • Carl Molinder
  • Demián Bichir
  • Jamie Crowell
  • Russ Hammonds
Production locationNew York City
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseOctober 9 (2022-10-09) –
December 11, 2022 (2022-12-11)

Let the Right One In is an American horror drama television series created by Andrew Hinderaker and inspired by the 2004 novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist. The series stars Demián Bichir, Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Madison Taylor Baez, Ian Foreman, Nick Stahl, Jacob Buster and Kevin Carroll. It diverges from and expands upon the source material, focusing on a father who cares for his daughter after she becomes a vampire. It premiered on Showtime on October 9, 2022. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the actors.

In January 2023, the series was canceled after one season.[1]


Mark Kane is a single father who has been protecting his daughter Eleanor after she turned into a vampire ten years prior. She has been stuck in the age of 12 ever since. Hoping to find a cure, together they've been hiding and running across the country until finally settling in New York City. Meanwhile, Eleanor meets and bonds with a 12 year old boy, Isaiah Cole, as a scientist, Claire Logan, is brought in by her father to help find the cure for her brother's vampirism.

Cast and characters[edit]





No.Title [2]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [2]U.S. viewers
1"Anything for Blood"Seith MannAndrew HinderakerOctober 9, 2022 (2022-10-09)0.054[3]
2"Intercessors"Seith MannAndrew HinderakerOctober 16, 2022 (2022-10-16)N/A
3"Broken Glass"Seith MannLaura MarksOctober 23, 2022 (2022-10-23)N/A
4"Outings"Eva SørhaugMfoniso UdofiaOctober 30, 2022 (2022-10-30)N/A
5"Quoquo Modo Necessarium"Eva SørhaugAndrew HinderakerNovember 6, 2022 (2022-11-06)N/A
6"Stargazers"Viet NguyenRen Dara SantiagoNovember 13, 2022 (2022-11-13)N/A
7"More Than You'll Ever Know"Sarah BoydAndrew HinderakerNovember 20, 2022 (2022-11-20)0.072[4]
8"Or Stay and Die"Viet NguyenDavid TurkelNovember 27, 2022 (2022-11-27)0.102[5]
9"Monster"Hiromi KamataLaura MarksDecember 4, 2022 (2022-12-04)0.109[6]
10"What's Done in The Dark"Chloe OkunoAndrew HinderakerDecember 11, 2022 (2022-12-11)0.066[7]



A television adaptation based on the 2004 novel, Let the Right One In, by John Ajvide Lindqvist was in development for A&E.[8] On August 29, 2016, the pilot was now in development at TNT as an eerie drama following the same premise as its predecessor.[9] On April 13, 2017, TNT announced they had scrapped the pilot and were shopping the series to other networks in its current iteration or a potential redo.[10]

On March 15, 2021, Showtime ordered a pilot for the series, with Andrew Hinderaker serving as showrunner.[11] On September 22, 2021, the show was ordered as a 10-episode series.[12]

In an October 2022 interview, Ajvide Lindqvist mentioned he was not involved with the show, explaining that he inadvertently sold all rights to the book for only 1 SEK when he thought he was only giving Hammer Films the rights to make Let Me In (2010), the American remake of the 2008 film adaptation of the book, meaning he will earn no royalties from the TV show; according to him, Hammer had misled him of the nature of the contract, saying "there were thick bundles of American legal prose. And that would then mean that I sold all the rights for a penny, but that was just a mere formality and would have no practical meaning, they said."[13] On January 30, 2023, Showtime canceled the series after one season.[1]


Kristine Froseth was cast in the TNT iteration of the pilot as the lead, Eli, on September 29, 2016.[14] On October 13, 2016, Benjamin Wadsworth and Thomas Kretschmann were tapped to star as the other leads, Henry and Inspector Eriksson, respectively.[15] On October 20, 2016, Necar Zadegan and Cameron Gellman joined the pilot in the series regular role FBI Special Agent Sarah Church, and the recurring role of Kyle, respectively.[16] Darren Mann joined the pilot in a recurring role as Lukas on October 25, 2016.[17] The pilot at TNT was eventually scrapped in April 2017 before entering production.[10]

On March 15, 2021, Demian Bichir signed onto the pilot as the lead, now in development at Showtime.[11] Anika Noni Rose joined the main cast as Naomi on April 15, 2021.[18] Grace Gummer joined the main cast as Claire on April 29, 2021.[19] Nick Stahl was cast as a series regular as Matthew on January 26, 2022.[20] On June 17, 2021, Madison Taylor Baez was cast in the lead opposite Demián Bichir as Eleanor. Kevin Carroll, Jacob Buster and Ian Foreman were also amongst the new cast additions.[21] Željko Ivanek & Fernanda Andrade joined the series in recastings as Elizabeth and Arthur, respectively. Larry Pine and Susan Santiago played their respective roles in the pilot.[22] Jimmie Saito, Josh Wingate, and Caroline Neff joined the series in recurring roles as Ben, Roland, and Danielle Wilson, respectively.[23]


Principal photography for the pilot began on May 31, 2021, in New York City.[24] The series entered production in early 2022.[12]


Critical response[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 63% approval rating with an average rating of 6.3/10, based on 27 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Let the Right One In doesn't hold a candle to the cinematic original, but viewers who invite this vampiric chronicle into their homes and television screens will be rewarded with compelling performances."[25] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 63 out of 100 based on 18 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[26]


Viewership and ratings per episode of Let the Right One In
No. Title Air date Rating
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "Anything for Blood" October 9, 2022 0.02 0.054[3] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "Intercessors" October 16, 2022 0.01 0.066[7] TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "More Than You'll Ever Know" November 20, 2022 0.02 0.072[4] TBD TBD TBD TBD
8 "Or Stay and Die" November 27, 2022 0.03 0.102[5] TBD TBD TBD TBD
9 "Monster" December 4, 2022 0.01 0.109[6] TBD TBD TBD TBD


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