A LOCKE AND KEY Series is Finally Going to Happen Thanks to Netflix!
Joe Hill's comic Locke and Key has been trying to get a proper series adaptation for years! It was most recently close to happening with Hulu. They actually ordered a pilot episode that was directed by IT director Andy Muschietti, but they ended up passing on the project.
Finally, after eight years of development, Netflix is now on board to bring the series to life. In its long road to get to this point, FOX ordered a pilot for the series back in 2010 with Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) attached, and Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Steven Spielberg were all on board as executive producers. After it screened at Comic-Con and got rave reviews, the network passed on it. Universal Pictures then jumped in to try and adapt it as a feature film, but that didn't work out either.
Carlton Cuse (Lost), who worked on the project at Hulu, is still on board to develop it at Netflix. Netflix is still working out the deal, but according to THR, the new series will have nothing to do with the pilot that was shot for Hulu. Cuse and Joe Hill will redevelop the show from scratch for Netflix, but this time around, Muschietti won't direct. He'll be too busy with IT: Chapter 2, but he will be an executive producer on the series. They are also going to recast all the actors.
Locke and Key is a horror/fantasy story that tells the story of Nina Locke and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals.
I love this comic book series and it's great to see that series is finally going to get made thanks to Netflix.