After eight years, and multiple writers and outlets, IDW’s popular comic series Locke & Key looks like it may finally be coming to the small screen. With Hulu recently passing on it, news is that the TV series adaptation of Joe Hill’s hit series is in talks to appear on Netflix. This comes after Netflix execs reportedly saw the pilot and seven previously scripted episodes.
While the deal has not been finalized, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that “the streamer is in talks to license the rights for the IP and redevelop the drama with IDW Entertainment.” They also point out that the Netflix series will be different from the pilot episode developed for Hulu. Showrunner, Carlton Cuse, along with Joe Hill will redevelop the series for Netflix with an entirely new cast and director.
For those unfamiliar with Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, it’s a horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them an array of powers. However, a devious demon also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them.
With Locke and Key, Netflix adds yet another comic book franchise to a roster that already includes multiple Marvel dramas including Daredevil and The Punisher. They also produce the Riverdale offshoot, Sabrina the Teenage Witch.