After multiple pilots with multiple casts at multiple networks, Joe Hill’s Locke & Key from IDW has finally found a home on……Netflix.
According to Deadline, Nertflix has ordered a ten episode series based on the horror comic from Hill and IDW Entertainment. Carlton Cuse (Lost) will stay on as executive producer along with a new creative team that includes Aron Eli Coleite and Meredith Averill.
Locke & Key was created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez and centers on the Locke family. After the death of the family patriarch, Nina Locke moves herself and her three children to Keyhouse, the family’s ancestral home. In the home, the kids discover a set of keys that open various mystical doors throughout the house. Unbeknownst to the Locke family, a demon also wants the keys and will do whatever it takes to get them.
The saga of Locke & Key as a series started in the 2010-11 development season where it was picked up by Fox. A TV movie was filmed as a pilot for the series and played at Comic Con in 2011. The original pilot film starred Sarah Bolger, Miranda Otto and Nick Stahl. In 2017, Hulu ordered a new pilot and even went as far as staffing a writer’s room and building sets. The new series would star Frances O’Connor, Samantha Mathis, Owen Teague and Danny Glover. IT director Andy Muschietti directed the Hulu pilot, but his work on the IT sequel will prevent him from shooting the Netflix version. Change in management at Hulu caused the series to be scrapped and Netflix to move in.
Netflix is redeveloping the existing scripts and re-casting the series. The only cast member that is remaining from the Hulu pilot is Jackson Robert Scott who played Georgie in IT. He will be playing Bode Locke in the Netflix series.
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