Showtime has cast its young lead in its upcoming series adaptation of the vampire horror series Let the Right One In. Madison Taylor Baez (Selena: The Series) will star opposite Demián Bichir in the show and other cast members include Kevin Carroll (Snowfall), Jacob Buster (Colony) and Ian Foreman (Merry Wish-Mas).
The project is currently in the pilot stage, and it’s based on the 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and the 2008 film. The series centers on Mark (Bichir), “a father and his 12-year-old daughter, Eleanor, whose lives were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. 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.”
Baez will take on the the lead role of the daughter, Eleanor. “After she was bitten by a mysterious creature, Eleanor and her father, Mark, were forced to live in the shadows and commit shameful acts to keep her alive. When she returns to New York City, Eleanor meets a friend who reignites her desire to regain her humanity, even as her condition brings out an animalistic power.”
Carroll will play Zeke Dawes, “the charismatic owner of a successful restaurant and one of Mark’s oldest confidants as well as one of the few people who know about Eleanor’s condition.”
Buster will play Peter, “who suffers the same affliction as Eleanor. When his father tests a potential cure on him that backfires, a terrifying monster is unleashed.”
Foreman will play Isaiah, “the quiet, sensitive, and small for his age kid who loves magic and is an easy target for the other boys at school. He does find a true friend in Eleanor, but has no idea the threat she poses.”
Andrew Hinderaker (Away, Penny Dreadful) is writing the script and serves as showrunner.