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“Locke & Key” Officially Locked (HA!) as a TV Series

I’m not even remotely ashamed of that headline pun.

The supernatural adventure horror comic series “Locke & Key” has been attempting to expand out of the pages of graphic novels and land on some sort of TV/movie deal for many years. Back in 2012, a TV pilot was passed over by Fox and then, in 2014, creator Joe Hill stated that the series was in the works as a trilogy of films over at Universal. However, that plan was scrubbed late last year as Hill himself nixed that information. But at the same time he raised hopes that a TV series might be on the table again someday. Today that dream becomes a reality.

IDW Entertainment has announced that the award-winning comic series is being adapted as a television series with Hill acting as executive producer and as the director of the pilot.

Joe Hill explains, “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.

David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment adds, “Having Joe at the helm of the pilot ensures that the series will hold true to the brand that fans around the world have come to love. “Locke & Key” is a true global franchise.

A family moves into Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, which has fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and is home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!

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6 Comments
  • Curt Peppers

    Bloody hell YES! This year is looking awesome for TV projects. “Wynonna Earp”, soon “Brooklyn Animal Control”, and now the incredible “Locke & Key”! It is kinda worrisome that it might land at Syfy, though. It just can not be done justice there. But, I thought that about “Wynonna Earp” to, and was pleasantly proven wrong.

    • Ian August

      I was really impressed by The Expanse too, which brought back some hope for SyFy. Perhaps safe to be a little optimistic if it does land with SyFy?

      • Curt Peppers

        I’m holding on to low standards for Syfy. That way, my expectations will not be too high, and can be easily exceeded. My dream would be to see IDW reach a deal with HBO, or Netflix. Though, then my expectations might not be met. Maybe Syfy is exactly where “Locke & Key” needs to land…

  • Mr. Dry

    FUCK YESSS! Finally my favorite comics saga ever is being adapted, I just hope it holds true to the source.

  • Grimphantom

    It was about dang time! Finally something to fill the void that Gravity Falls left.

  • mph23

    Please let it be Netflix…

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