An adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s hit IDW graphic novel, Locke and Key is coming to Netflix in February.
This isn’t the first time that we have seen the comic adapted for TV. In 2011, it was adapted for Fox but was eventually passed on after pilot. Hulu later passed on a second attempted adaptation.
Netflix, doing as Netflix does, came into the picture and saved the adaptation Hulu passed on with some redevelopment polish.
The synopsis goes like this:
After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), the series is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.
Locke and Key stars Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) as Nina Locke, Jackson Robert Scott (IT and IT 2) as Bode, Connor Jessup (American Crime) as Tyler, Emilia Jones (Horrible Histories) as Kinsey Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) as Rendell, Laysla De Oliveira as Dodge, Thomas Mitchell Barnet as Sam Lesser, and Griffin Gluck (American Vandal) as Gabe.
This particular Hill and Rodriguez story is a tough one to adapt for the screen. We will have to wait to see if Netflix’s redevelopment managed to crack the code.
Locke and Key hits Netflix Feb. 7.