We learned earlier this year that Hulu would *not* be ordering “Locke & Key” to series, despite IT director Andy Muschietti having directed the project’s pilot episode. But then, a total miracle happened. Netflix picked up the series for themselves, with the streaming service ordering up ten episodes back in July. Today brings some casting news.
Deadline reports that Jackson Robert Scott (IT) has been cast to play Bode Locke, starring alongside Connor Jessup (American Crime) and Emilia Jones (Utopia) as Tyler and Kinsey Locke. It’s interesting to note that Jackson Robert Scott also played Bode in Muschietti’s “Locke & Key” pilot for Hulu, but the other two roles have been recast.
Netflix is not picking up the already-made pilot, penned by Joe Hill and directed by Muschietti, and will instead be starting fresh from the ground up with their series.
The Netflix series was created by Hill and developed by Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite and Meredith Averill. The new first episode will be written by Hill and Coleite. Cuse and Averill will serve as showrunners.
An adaptation of Joe Hill’s comic series, “Locke & 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 Massachusetts only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.
Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti remain on board as exec producers.