We learned last night that Showtime has decided not to order a second season of the “Let the Right One In” series that debuted last year, this news coming along with the reveal that Showtime will be folded into the Paramount+ streaming service beginning later this year. On top of that, we’ve now learned that the series has been removed from Showtime entirely.
THR reports today that “Let the Right One In” is one of several shows that have been removed from the Showtime streaming service ahead of the upcoming fusion with Paramount+.
THR details, “The list includes American Gigolo and Let the Right One In — both of which were canceled earlier Monday — as well as Jim Carrey vehicle Kidding, the first season of anthology Super Pumped, On Becoming a God in Central Florida and American Rust. Also vanishing from the Showtime streaming platform are seasons of acquired content including The End and Wakefield. Additional shows are likely included in the mass removal.”
The site also notes, “Showtime is expected to let the rights holders for the impacted programs shop the series. Let the Right One In, for example, is already being shopped.”
Why have streaming services been completely removing original content from their platforms in recent months? THR explains, “Removing completed seasons allows Showtime and their competitors to take a tax write-down on content as well as shop titles that are owned in-house to third-party buyers as many seek to monetize content that underperformed.”
The Showtime streaming service will be absorbed into Paramount+ later this year, while the Showtime cable network will be renamed Paramount+ With Showtime. Strange times…
A new adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel, which became Swedish movie Let the Right One In in 2008 and then American remake Let Me In a couple years later, Showtime‘s “Let the Right One In” began streaming in time for Halloween on Friday, October 7, 2022.
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