The award-winning comic book series Locke & Key is coming to the small screen. Author and creator Joe Hill will pen the pilot and serve as the executive producer. There is no news on the network the show will debut on or the cast. Locke & Key follows the Locke family and their home, Keyhouse, a house filled with magic and unparalleled evil.
“I love this story,” said Hill. “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.”
Also serving as executive producers will be Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead).
Since 2005, Hill, a New York Times bestselling author, has thrilled readers with his debut collection of short stories 20th Century Ghosts. His other comic book series include The Cape, Thumbprint, Wraith, and the upcoming Tales From the Darkside. His novel Horns was adapted into a film in 2013 starring Daniel Radcliffe.
Locke & Key ran from 2008 to 2013. This is the third attempt to adapt the comic book series—first a feature film by Dimension Films, and then a TV series on Fox. The original TV pilot aired at 2011’s San Diego Comic-Con, but the network passed on the series.
IDW is developing it as a straight to series and will maintain worldwide rights to the project. Hopefully this means it will be done right this time.
Are you excited for a Locke & Key TV show? I know I am.
Source: IDW Publishing.