‘Locke & Key’ Scores Official Series Order at Netflix

After Hulu surprisingly passed on a pilot for a small screen adaptation of IDW's Locke & Key Netflix has scooped up the series

After Hulu surprisingly passed on a pilot for a small screen adaptation of IDW's Locke & Key Netflix has scooped up the series

It's been eight years since the Joe Hill-written, Gabriel Rodríguez-drawn IDW series comic series began its long trek through the Hollywood ringer. Though we're getting news that Netflix is scooping up the series for themselves, getting to this point has been nothing short of a battle. But all was not lost: Netflix made a decision to give the series a shot, and now, they're making it official.

Locke & Key is coming to the screen at last.

The first time someone took a stab at a Locke & Key adaptation was way back in 2010 when Fox produced a TV pilot helmed by Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles showrunner Josh Friedman.

In the wake of Hulu's decision to pass on a series order for Locke & Key, the horror-fantasy series based on Joe Hill's award-winning dark fantasy IDW comic book, Netflix has reportedly swooped in to pick up the show - although with an entirely new plan for the deep-in-development project's cast and story.

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Fox ultimately passed on the series. The streaming service has officially ordered 10 episodes, and are starting completely from scratch (as one might expect they would).

Locke & Key centers around three siblings who move to their ancestral home in MA after their father is brutally murdered.

Executive Producers include David Ozer (IDW), Ted Adams (IDW), Lindsey Springer (producing through Genre Arts), Aron Eli Coleite, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert (Circle of Confusion), and Rick Jacobs (Circle of Confusion). There, they find keys that give them supernatural powers and confront a demon who also wants those keys. Andy Muschietti directed the original Hulu pilot but is unable to return to direct the Netflix series due to his commitment to "IT 2".

I've yet to get around to reading Locke & Key, even though I'm a big fan of Joe Hill's work, but I've heard nothing but good things about it.

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