Locke & Key revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in ME only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. It's back at the pilot stage with hope it might actually come to life as a series, as Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and Lost/Colony's Carlton Cuse are aboard to make it for United States streaming service Hulu. However, the siblings soon find themselves in danger when they discover a demon wants to acquire those same keys at any cost.
Locke & Key graphic novel series. "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 trousers off viewers everywhere". Joe Hill wrote the script for the pilot, and is overseeing the project.
"Locke & Key" has faced a series of struggle of making it to another medium after Dimension Films purchased the rights in 2008.
Locke & Key was initially developed back in 2010 as a TV series for Fox. However, although the pilot was done produced and screened at 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, the project never went forward.
The last attempt at a TV adaptation of Hill and Rodriguez's comic book series came from producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
It's learned that the Joe Hill Locke & Key TV series is getting underway at Hulu, which will see Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson directing the first episode.
Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel) is producing the show, along with IDW Entertainment - who published the original comic.