Let The Right One In Cast & Character Guide

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A character guide for Showtime’s “Let The Right One In,” with character descriptions, quotes, names of actors, and more.


A character guide for Showtime’s “Let The Right One In,” with character descriptions, quotes, names of actors, and more.

Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.

General Information

Network(s) Showtime
Created By Andrew Hinderaker
Based On The Novel Lat Den Ratte Komma In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
First Aired October 7th, 2022
Executive Produced By Seith Mann, Andrew Hinderaker, Becky Clements
Showrunner(s) Andrew Hinderaker

Groups & Organizations

  • Stargazers (1.6): A group of teens and tweens who were interested in astronomy
  • AKL (1.8): The name of Arthur’s company

Notable Locations & Items

  • Beta’s (1.1): Zeke’s restaurant that he started with Mark
  • Fourth Floor (1.1): Where Mark and Naomi’s family live in their apartment complex
  • New York City (1.1): Where the show takes place

Terminology

  • Mitigan (1.6): The name of Arthur’s drug

Other Noteworthy Information

  • Vampire Rules (1.1): Vampires can’t walk in sunlight
    • Invitation (1.2): Vampires have to be invited into people’s homes
  • Changes (1.1): Unlike the Swedish film adaptation in 2008, Eleanor’s gender appears to be firmly female
    • Also, unlike the Hollywood American remake from 2010, a movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee, the lead roles are played by people of color
  • Time Jump (1.5): It’s revealed that Claire, Matthew, Arthur, and Peter are operating two months earlier than the rest of the characters until this episode
  • Time Passing (1.6): It has been around 10 years, 9 months, and four days since Eleanor was turned.

Eleanor (Madison Taylor Baez)

Eleanor (Madison Taylor Baez) calling out her dad
“Eleanor (Madison Taylor Baez) calling out her dad,” Let The Right One In, “Anything For Blood,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Eleanor is a vampire who is eternally a pre-teen. But, being a vampire, the need for blood, is a minor part of Eleanor’s life. Her dream, especially before being attacked, was to study the stars and it is at a camp, just for that, she was attacked.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Anything For Blood”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Young Selena in “Selena: The Series”
  • Based On (Series): Eli
  • Aspirations (1.6): Wanted to get her master’s in astrophysics
  • Birthday (1.6): October 20th
  • Age (1.7): She was turned when she was 12
    • Age Now (1.9): Noted as 22

Quotes

Isaiah (Ian Foreman)

Isaiah (Ian Foreman) is a magician's jacket he wants to wear to school
“Isaiah (Ian Foreman) in a magician’s jacket he wants to wear to school,” Let The Right One In, “Anything For Blood,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

It isn’t clear when 12-year-old Isaiah got into magic, but it has become something he has dedicated his life to. Because of this, he deals with bullies, seems to lack friendship, and even his mother, Naomi, appears to wish her son would tone down who he is or even be someone else for his own safety.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Anything For Blood”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Playing a yet unnamed character in “I Saw The TV Glow”
  • Grade (1.2): Isaiah is in 7th grade
  • Based on (Series): Oskar

Quotes

Mark Kane (Demián Bichir)

Mark (Demian Bichir) talking to Zeke
“Mark (Demian Bichir) talking to Zeke,” Let The Right One In, “Anything For Blood,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Mark, at one time, was a notable chef, working with Zeke to get the restaurant “Beta’s” started. However, between Eleanor becoming a vampire and the death of his wife, he has become a bit of a nomad with his daughter. All in the pursuit of finding a cure.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Anything For Blood”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Esteban Reyes in “Weeds,” Bob in “The Hateful Eight” and Walter Simmons in “Godzilla vs. Kong”
  • Leaving His Imprint (1.2): Mark chose not only Beta’s original menu but also hired its original staff, and one of his dishes are an unmovable part of the menu.
  • Murder Estimate (1.10): Mark has murdered an estimated 100+ child predators

Quotes

I can’t be forgiven if I keep committing the same sin.
— Mark (1.6)

Naomi (Anika Noni Rose)

Naomi (Anika Noni Rose) doing detective work
“Naomi (Anika Noni Rose) doing detective work,” Let The Right One In, “Anything For Blood,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

A former singer turned homicide detective, Naomi seems to parent from the place of knowing what it means for a dream to die and trying to exist in some sense of normalcy.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Anything For Blood”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Tiana (voice) in “Princess and the Frog,” Lorrell Robinson in “Dreamgirls (2006),” and Dr. Eva Fletcher in “The Quad”

Quotes

I may not be objective, but I’m not stupid.
— Naomi (1.9)

Frank (Ato Essandoh)

Frank (Ato Essandoh) kidnapped by Mark
“Frank (Ato Essandoh) kidnapped by Mark,” Let The Right One In, “Anything For Blood,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Frank is Isaiah’s father, Naomi’s ex, whose run-in with the law, and issues with drugs and potentially alcohol, put a strain on his relationship with Naomi. As for Isaiah, his lack of consistency displeases Naomi, but Isaiah is still at the point of being willing to forgive his father if he changes his habits.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Anything For Blood”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Isidore Latham in “Chicago Med,” Vernon Elliot in “Altered Carbon” and Titembay in “Garden State”

Quotes

Peter (Jacob Buster)

Peter, after a two month time jump, healed from walking into the sun
“Peter, after a two-month time jump, healed from walking into the sun,” Let The Right One In, “Quoquo Modo Necessarium,” directed by Eva Sorhaug, 2022, (Showtime)

Peter is Arthur’s son, Claire’s little brother, who is a vampire – likely bit by the same one who turned Eleanor into a vampire since they went to the same camp where it happened.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Anything For Blood”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Jordan in “Colin in Black & White,” and Charlie Bowman in “Colony”
  • Age (1.6): He was turned at 15

Quotes

Arthur (Zeljko Ivanek)

Arthur (Zeljko Ivanek) thinking he cured his son's vampirism
“Arthur (Zeljko Ivanek) thinking he cured his son’s vampirism,” Let The Right One In, “Anything For Blood,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Arthur is Peter and Claire’s father who made his wealth by making a pain killer that was made to not be addictive. However, when melted, it was highly addictive and Claire, because her dad didn’t withdraw his drug, thinks all the lawsuits against him were justified. Though you can’t discount, because Arthur was more of a provider, financially, than a father, in terms of being present, their relationship is strained.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Anything For Blood”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Russell Jackson in “Madam Secretary,” Magister in “True Blood,” and Emile Danko in “Heroes”

Quotes

Claire (Grace Gummer)

Claire (Grace Gummer) coming home for the first time in years
“Claire (Grace Gummer) coming home for the first time in years,” Let The Right One In, “Anything For Blood,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Claire, like her father, became a doctor. Her focus is on diseases, though, and it seems she moved across the country to get away from her dad, and even with her father in his last days, she has almost no desire to reconcile. At least until she learns Peter, the boy she raised due to her father’s absence, isn’t dead.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Anything For Blood”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Dominique DiPierro in “Mr. Robot,” and Penny/ Millie in “American Horror Story”
  • Grant Award (1.10): She won a MacArthur

Quotes

Zeke (Kevin Carroll)

Zeke (Kevin Carroll) reacting to see Mark for the first time in years
“Zeke (Kevin Carroll) reacting to see Mark for the first time in years,” Let The Right One In, “Anything For Blood,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Zeke is the owner of “Beta’s,” a James Beard finalist, and he was Mark’s best friend at one time. However, between Elizabeth choosing Mark over Zeke, Elizabeth’s death, and Mark having to travel the world, hoping to find a cure for Eleanor, their relationship has become strained. Especially since Zeke, multiple times, has been asked for money to fund Mark’s travels and expenses.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Anything For Blood”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Rayfield Mooty in “Till,” Alton Williams in “Snowfall,” and John Murphy in “The Leftovers”
  • Favorite Car (1.2): A 7 Series BMW

Quotes

Matthew (Nick Stahl)

Claire and Matthew (Nick Stahl) as Arthur explains how Peter is fed
“Claire and Matthew (Nick Stahl) as Arthur explains how Peter is fed,” Let The Right One In, “Intercessor,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Matthew is Arthur’s assistant, is the only other person who knows about Peter, and often helps when it comes to Peter’s feedings by either donating his blood, or finding victims.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Intercessor”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Roark Jr in “Sin City (2005),” and John Connor in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”
  • Background (1.3): He’s a veteran
    • Background Part 2 (1.6): He enlisted at 18 as the only other option for him would be becoming homeless and within 6 months, he was in combat
  • Dietary Habits (1.6): He is vegan

Quotes

Elizabeth (Fernanda Andrade)

Elizabeth (Fernanda Andrade) getting ready with her family in the morning
“Elizabeth (Fernanda Andrade) getting ready with her family in the morning,” Let The Right One In, “Anything For Blood,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Elizabeth is Eleanor’s mother and Mark’s wife.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Intercessor”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Wendy Spector in “Moon Knight”
  • Fears (1.6): She was afraid of heights
  • Death (1.7): Died in an effort to keep Eleanor alive

Quotes

Danielle (Caroline Neff)

Danielle (Caroline Neff) questioning Mark leaving when the restaurant opened
“Danielle (Caroline Neff) questioning Mark leaving when the restaurant opened,” Let The Right One In, “Intercessor,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Danielle is the current head chef of Beta’s

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Intercessor”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Olive Morgan in “Chicago P.D”

Quotes

Ben (Jimmie Saito)

Ben (Jimmie Saito) and Naomi talking about Isaiah's new friend
“Ben (Jimmie Saito),” Let The Right One In, “Intercessor,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Ben is Naomi’s partner on the force

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Intercessor”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Scott in “Sweetbitter,” and Chief Eric Kamura in “Power Book II: Ghost”

Quotes

Roland (Josh Wingate)

Roland (Josh Wingate) with a gun pulled on Mark
Roland (Josh Wingate) with a gun pulled on Mark

Roland is a gangster who likely is part of the network leading to the new drugs which produce vampire-like looks and abilities

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Intercessor”
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Caine in “The Rookie”

Quotes

Abel (Chance Smith)

Abel (Chance Smith) posting a video, explaining how to steal
“Abel (Chance Smith) posting a video, explaining how to steal,” Let The Right One In, “Broken Glass,” directed by Seith Mann, 2022, (Showtime)

Abel is the leader of the group who bullies Isaiah

Additional Information

Quotes

Tanya (Tanairi Vazquez)

Tanya (Tanairi Vazquez) flirting with Mark
“Tanya (Tanairi Vazquez) flirting with Mark,” Let The Right One In, “Outings,” directed by Eva Sorhaug, 2022, (Showtime)

Tanya is one of the employees at Beta’s who takes a potentially romantic interest in Mark.

Additional Information

Quotes

Jason (Malachi Weir)

Jason (Malachi Weir) being questioned by Naomi
“Jason (Malachi Weir) being questioned by Naomi,” Let The Right One In, “Outings,” directed by Eva Sorhaug, 2022, (Showtime)

Jason leads a NA group that Xavier was part of, and that was potentially preyed upon by Frank.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 4
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Lonnie in “Billions”

Quotes

Xavier (Chad Pierre Vann)

Xavier (Chad Pierre Vann)

Xavier is an addict that Naomi kills after he attacks Ben and sets her on a journey to discover the new drug that has taken Manhattan by storm.

Additional Information

Quotes

The Vampire Who Attacked Eleanor and Peter (Gabriel Ebert)

The guy who turned Eleanor and Peter into vampires
“The guy who turned Eleanor and Peter into vampires,” Let The Right One In, “Stargazers,” directed by Viet Nguyen, 2022, (Showtime)

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 6
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Colonel Wentworth Higginson in “Dickinson”

Quotes

Chris (Cole Doman)

Chris (Cole Doman) being experimented on
“Chris (Cole Doman) being experimented on,” Let The Right One In, “Or Stay and Die,” directed by Viet Nguyen, 2022, (Showtime)

Chris is someone Claire pushes Peter to make into a vampire for her to experiment on.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 8
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Rex Huntington in “Gossip Girl”

Quotes

Debra Harper (Dale Dickey)

Debra Harper (Dale Dickey) working with Naomi on her investigation
“Debra Harper (Dale Dickey) working with Naomi on her investigation,” Let The Right One In, “Monster,” directed by Hiromi Kamata, 2022, (Showtime)

Debra is an INTERPOL agent who has been tracking cases, which originated in Canada, that appear to her to link to Naomi’s case in New York City.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 9
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Beverly in “A League Of Their Own,” Juanda Husser in “Claws,” and Patty in “My Name Is Earl.”

Quotes


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