Showtime Cancels Let the Proper One In After One Season

A small girl whose bloody mouth reveals her true identity as a vampire.

Let the Proper One In—the gorgeously bleak 2008 Swedish film based mostly on the 2004 Swedish horror novel—is remembered fondly for its distinctive vampire story, exploring the grim however loving relationship between a lady who thirsts for blood and the person who acts as her protector and prey-snatcher. The Showtime collection based mostly on the identical story, nevertheless, has not confirmed to be as memorable.

Deadline reviews that Showtime has cancelled the collection after only one season, which streamed its tenth and remaining episode simply over a month in the past. The commerce chalks this as much as the approaching integration of Showtime into Paramount+ forward of a rebranding as “Paramount+ with Showtime,” and the explanation for energetic scrutiny of its present programming. Deadline notes the present “has been shopped to different platforms by Tomorrow Studios,” but in addition reminds us how lengthy it took for this adaptation to lastly heave itself onto the airwaves: “the collection initially was arrange at A&E and A+E Studios in 2015 after which moved to TNT, the place a pilot was ordered and solid however didn’t go to manufacturing.”

Showtime’s model premiered October 9 and starred Demián Bichir (The Nun, Godzilla vs. Kong) and Madison Taylor Baez because the household with a ugly secret, in addition to Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog) and Grace Gummer (Mr. Robotic). It’s unlucky that after practically a decade, the collection adaptation wasn’t in a position to make it previous one season—however consider it this manner: Let the Proper One in followers nonetheless bought that total season, plus the award-winning unique film, plus John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best-selling ebook, and the surprisingly sturdy 2010 American remake, Let Me In (directed by The Batman’s Matt Reeves) in addition. And in keeping with Deadline, there’s nonetheless an opportunity the collection may get revived but once more if one other platform decides to, ah, take a chew.

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