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Locke and Key finally gets a series order, this time on Netflix

May 31st, 2018 by Marc Comments

First Locke and Key  was to be a TV series in 2011, then it was set to be a movie trilogy (here), then Hulu were bringing it t series (here) and now it’s getting the TV treatment again. 

Yes, the superb comic series published by IDW comics and created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez has had a pretty complicated time getting to the screen – big or small – but now, thanks to Netflix, it seems that its time has come.

Yes, Netflix is bringing the tale straight to series and is in talks to license the rights for the IP and redevelop the drama with IDW Entertainment.

“The Netflix series is not the Hulu pilot. Instead, [Lost’s Carlton] Cuse and Joe Hill will redevelop the series for the streaming giant with an entirely new cast and new director. Andy Muschietti, who helmed the Hulu pilot, is busy with It 2 and is no longer available to direct. He will still be credited as an executive producer on the Netflix series.

“Netflix’s series pickup comes two months after Hulu surprisingly passed on picking up its Locke and Key pilot to series. At the time, WME — who reps Cuse and Muschietti — held screenings of the Hulu pilot in an attempt to find the series a new home, with Amazon and Netflix among those having kicked the tires on the show.”

Word is new Hulu CEO Randy Freer didn’t want to go ahead with the series so Netflix swooped in.


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 an array of powers. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them.

So, all being well, in a year or so we can all look forward to the full first season dropping some friday, just in time for us to put the weekend in binging it. Yes!


Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….