I feel like I’m writing a revolving article whenever I bring up the television series adaptation of Locke and Key.
It was recently announced that Netflix has swooped in to bring Joe Hill’s horror comic book series to life. This is months after Hulu ordered a pilot and decided to pass on it and years after Fox even screened their own pilot at San Diego Comic-COn. Carlton Cuse (Lost) adapted Joe Hill’s pilot script for Hulu and Andy Muschietti (It) directed the pilot. While that wasn’t good enough for Hulu, Netflix decided Cuse and Muschietti should still be involved. But they are changing things up.
Cuse and Muschietti will stay on as executive producers but every other aspect is getting wiped clean. Netflix will redevelop the script and re-cast the series. No word on if Netflix will keep the writer’s room and the sets that were already started, but I’m willing to bet they are starting from scratch with these items as well.
If you haven’t heard me talk about the Locke and Key series before, here is a quick synopsis. The Locke family moves to their ancestral home in Maine after the murder of their patriarch. Nina Locke, who narrowly escaped with her life, takes her three children across the country to this home that holds more than they ever bargained for. The home contains magical keys that imbue the user with special abilities. But there’s always a caveat. The use of the keys attracts a demonic being that covets the keys and their powers.
Netflix doesn’t have a set timeline for the series but expect it to be a while as they want to remake the series as their own.
Are you excited about Locke and Key finding a home with Netflix or are you worried Netflix will change their mind?
Source: SyFy / Feature Image Credit: IDW Comics