Showtime recently gave a pilot order to a potential TV series based on Let the Right One In, the classic vampire novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist.

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And today we have word Anika Noni Rose has joined the cast.

Rose is expected to play Naomi, a version of the character Yvonne from the original novel. Naomi is described as a single mom and homicide detective who, with her son Isaiah, lives next door to the main protagonists, Mark (Demian Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor, and is happy about the kinds bonding… until.

Rose is best known for voicing Princess Tiana in The Princess and the Frog. Currently, she’s one of the stars of Amazon Primes’ new scary anthology series THEM.

Andrew Hinderaker (Away, Penny Dreadful) will serve as showrunner. He will also executive produce alongside the pilot’s director, Seith Mann (Homeland)

EVP Amy Israel said: “Let the Right One In quickly establishes itself as a thrilling, high-stakes drama that asks the question: How far would you go to save your child from the monsters out there – would you risk becoming a monster yourself?

Let the Right One In followed a sensitive, bullied 12-year-old boy living with his mother in suburban Sweden. One night, he meets his new neighbor, the mysterious and moody little girl, and they strike up a friendship. Initially reserved with each other, they slowly form a close bond, but it soon becomes apparent that she’s no ordinary young girl. Eventually, she shares her dark, macabre secret with him, revealing her connection to a string of bloody local murders.

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Anika Noni Rose

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