The long struggle to bring Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s horror comic, Locke & Key to live-action has taken a new turn! The most recent attempts to bring Locke & Key to the big screen fell through last year, but now IDW Entertainment is giving the series another shot at TV.
IDW has announced that it will produce a new television adaptation of Locke & Key with Hill as the writer and executive producer. While the project doesn’t currently have a network lined up, IDW is looking for a “straight-to-series order.” Considering the emergence of streaming services and the comic’s growing popularity since Fox passed on the Locke & Key TV series in 2011, there’s a good chance that this time the project will go forward.
“I love this story,” said Hill in a statement. “The seven years I spent working on Locke & Key was the happiest creative experience of my life and there still isn’t a day when I don’t think about those characters and miss visiting with them. The six books of the series are very like six seasons of a cable TV series and so it feels only natural to bring that world to the little screen and to see if we can’t scare the pants off viewers everywhere.”
Locke & Key follows Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke as they discover that their family’s ancestral home features doors to other dimensions that can be unlocked with special keys hidden throughout the house. Fox actually filmed a pilot episode of Locke & Key which was very well-received in limited screenings after the project was abandoned.
More recently, Audible adapted all six books of Locke & Key as a 13-hour radio play with a fantastic cast that included Tatiana Maslany, Haley Joel Osment, and Kate Mulgrew. Perhaps that played a part in resurrecting the chances of a television series for Locke & Key.
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