A bit of horror TV news came out at the end of last week that fell through the cracks, but we caught up with it today and have updates for you this Monday morning on two TNT pilots that we’ve mentioned in the past: “Let the Right One In” and “Snowpiercer.”
The former, written by “Criminal Minds” and “Teen Wolf” creator Jeff Davis, is (per Deadline) not moving forward at TNT but is being shopped by Tomorrow Studios (which is co-producing the project with Turner’s Studio T) to other networks in its current iteration or as a potential redo of the concept. Davis executive produces with Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements as well as Simon Oakes of Hammer Films, Carl Molinder, who produced the original screenplay, and Alex Brunner.
Originally set up at A&E and A+E Studios, “Let the Right One In” is an eerie drama about a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic female vampire who appears to be near his age. The vampire settles into the boy’s small Vermont town with her mysterious caretaker, just as a series of bizarre murders begins attracting the attention of law enforcement.
As for “Snowpiercer,” that one is also a Tomorrow Studios/Studio T project, and (per the same Deadline article) it has begun casting so expect to see some updates soon. The hour-long pilot is being executive produced by writer/showrunner Josh Friedman (Avatar 4, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”); Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (“Aquarius,” “Prison Break,” “Teen Wolf”) and Becky Clements (“Good Behavior,” “Aquarius,” “Last Man Standing)”; and the original film’s Bong Joon-ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, and Dooho Choi, along with CJ Entertainment.
“Snowpiercer” is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.