Hulu eyes Joe Hill’s ‘Locke & Key’ horror comic for new series
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson)
April 20, 2017
The comic follows three siblings of the Locke family returning to their ancestral home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts, after their father is brutally murdered. There they explore a house with doors unlocked by magical keys that bestow powers…and a malevolent demon determined to steal them all for itself.
Cuse developed the pilot while Hill wrote its script. The son of horror icon Stephen King, Hill wrote several best-selling novels (Heart-Shaped Box, NOS4ATU, The Fireman) before embarking on Locke & Key with artist Rodriguez, which took home a couple British Fantasy Awards and an Eisner, comics’ Oscar-equivalent.
The first pass at a Locke & Key adaptation was six years ago, when Fox ultimately passed on a pilot backed by producer pair Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and starring Mirando Otto and Nick Stahl. Amazon’s audiobook service Audible adapted the series into a 13-hour radio drama in 2015 with its own impressive cast, but here’s hoping Hulu’s take is the small screen version the comic’s fans have been waiting for.
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