Grace Gummer has been cast in the “Let the Right One In” pilot at Showtime, Variety has learned.
She joins previously announced cast members Demián Bichir and Anika Noni Rose. 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.
Gummer will play the role of Claire. The heiress of a pharmaceutical empire, Claire is a brilliant scientist who turned down the family’s billion-dollar business to pursue a humbler, nobler career in disease research. But her life gets turned upside down when her estranged, ailing father summons her home and reveals a terrible secret.
Gummer is known for her series regular roles on shows like “Mr. Robot” and “Extant.” Other recent credits include “A Teacher,” “The Hot Zone,” “Good Girls Revolt,” “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” and “The Newsroom.” She will also appear in the upcoming Peacock series “Dr. Death.” On the film side, she has appeared in “The Homesman,” “Frances Ha,” “Larry Crowne,” and “Beast of Burden” among several others.
She is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.
Andrew Hinderaker is onboard as showrunner and executive producer of “Let the Right One In.” Seith Mann will also executive produce in addition to directing the pilot. The project is produced by Tomorrow Studios, with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements from Tomorrow serving as executive producers alongside Hinderaker and Mann. Tomorrow Studios is a partnership between Adelstein and ITV Studios. Bichir will serve as a producer in addition to starring.
“Let the Right One In” was first published as a novel in 2004 by author John Ajvide Lindqvist. It was subsequently adapted into a 2008 film starring Kåre Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson. An American remake, “Let Me In,” was released in 2010 starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Richard Jenkins. TNT had previously ordered a pilot for a series adaptation, but it was passed over in 2017.
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