Locke & Key Being Developed for TV… Again
Locke & Key has been trying to work its way on to some size of screen for a few years now. Back in 2011, a pilot was shot for Fox, but they ultimately passed on the series, and in 2012 there were rumors that Universal was developing a film trilogy. That also went nowhere, but now IDW is taking one more stab at it.
CBR is reporting that IDW Entertainment, publishers of the comic book series, is developing the series themselves. Joe Hill, the co-creator and writer of the books, will be on board to write the pilot and executive produce the rest of the series. The TV series does not currently have a network, but it will probably end up on a cable network. Hill said in a statement about the show…
I love this story. 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.
For those who don’t know, Locke & Key follows, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke who move into their family’s ancestral home, Keyhouse, after their father is murdered. Once there, the three siblings find a bunch of keys that, when used with the right door, can cause all kinds of magic shit to happen. The three use these keys to fight off Dodge, a malevolent being with ties to the Locke family who wants to use the keys for his own ends. And it’s fucking awesome.