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Exclusive Video Interview: Demián Bichir on the Unconventional Vampire Series ‘Let the Right One In’ and Working with Great Directors

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Showtime’s Let the Right One In is a stirring reimagining of the 2004 Swedish novel that has been adapted as both a Swedish and American film, following a protective father, Mark (Demián Bichir), who secures human blood to feed his twelve-year-old vampire daughter Eleanor (Madison Taylor Baez). The show has an uplifting spirit to it despite its inherent darkness.

I had the chance to speak with Bichir, an Oscar nominee for his role in 2011’s A Better Life, about the experience of working on the series and the memorable seventh episode in particular. He also touched on his past collaborations with filmmakers like Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino.

You can watch the video above, and read below for an official summary and where to watch.

Let the Right One In
(L-R): Demián Bichir as Mark Kane, Fernanda Andrade as Elizabeth Kane and Kevin Carroll as Zeke Dawes in LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, More Than You’ll Ever Know. Photo Credit: Francisco Roman/SHOWTIME.

Series summary:

Inspired by the original hit Swedish novel and film, the series centers on Mark (Demián Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor (Madison Taylor Baez), whose lives were changed 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 human blood she needs to stay alive. With these emotionally charged and terrifying ingredients as a starting point, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN will upend genre expectations, turning a naturalistic lens on human frailty, strength and compassion.

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New episodes of Let the Right One In premiere Sundays at 10pm on Showtime, culminating in the season finale on December 11th. The first seven episodes are currently available to stream through the Showtime app or via Paramount+.

Abe Friedtanzer
Abe Friedtanzerhttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Abe Friedtanzer is a film and TV enthusiast who spent most of the past fifteen years in New York City. He has been the editor of MoviesWithAbe.com and TVwithAbe.com since 2007, and has been predicting the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards since he was allowed to stay up late enough to watch them. He has attended numerous film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW, and is a contributing writer for The Film Experience, Awards Radar, and AwardsWatch.


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