Netflix has made it official, the video-streaming service has greenlit “Locke & Key” to series. The first season has a 10 episode order so far, each of the episodes are expected to be an hour long. Netflix will be redeveloping the scripts and re-casting the new series, which doesn’t have a release date at this time. Netflix did confirm that the first episode will be written by Joe Hill and Aron Eli Coleite, so eager fans should be happy to know that the creative team is well in place for the adaptation.
“Locke & Key” was written by Joe Hill and the series will fall into the horror/fantasy genre. The story 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.
The IDW Publishing “Locke & Key” comic book franchise, co-created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, has garnered both awards and acclaim during its ten-year run. The franchise has been translated into dozens of languages across the globe and has sold millions of copies worldwide. Joe Hill will serve as creator, writer, and Executive Producer for the upcoming show. The Showrunners and Executive Producers for the series are Carlton Cuse (producing through Genre Arts) and Meredith Averill
Earlier this week Netflix announced another new series from Marc Webb and Chris Keyser. Netflix teased the series stating, “The series follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive”. This series will be a modern take on “Lord of the Flies” and also got a 10 episode start.