One of my favorite comics of all time is Joe Hills’ “Locke and Key”, which has been battling its way to both film and television for years now. After a failed series at FOX, it was picked up to series by Hulu with an entirely new showrunner and cast.
British actress Frances O’Connor (The Conjuring 2) has been tapped to topline the highly anticipated take on the beloved Joe Hill IDW comic series, reports THR.
“Locke and Key” is 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 a vast array of powers. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.
O’Connor will play Nina Locke, the mother to the three siblings who moves the family to Maine after her husband’s slaying. The role was played by Miranda Otto in the 2011 Fox pilot from Josh Friedman, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci that did not move forward.
Comic book creator Hill and Cuse (“Lost”, “Bates Motel”, “The Strain”) are collaborating on the script for the hourlong pilot. Cuse will exec produce alongside IT‘s Andy Muschietti and Cuse’s Lindsey Springer, who serves as head of the latter’s production company. Cuse will serve as showrunner, while Muschietti will direct the IDW Comics drama. IDW Entertainment president David Ozer and Hill also exec produce.