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‘Locke and Key’ Picked Up to Series at Netflix

After eight years and multiple writers and outlets, IDW’s beloved comic Locke and Keyis finally coming to the small screen.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Netflix is near a series-order deal for the drama based on Joe Hill’s graphic novel from showrunner Carlton Cuse. Netflix declined comment as deals are not done.

The Hollywood Reporter says the streamer 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, 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 avaialble 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.

For the one that do not know Locke and Key is a horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings (Jack Mulhern, Megan Carpentier, Jackson Robert Scott) 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.

Comic creator Hill and Cuse collaborated on the pilot script and exec produce alongside Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti and Lindsey Springer, who serves as head of Cuse’s production company Genre Arts. Ozer, Adams and Hill also exec produce for IDW. The Hulu cast included Nate Corddry as the children’s uncle.

With Locke and Key, Netflix has added another comic book franchise to a roster that already includes multiple Marvel dramas including Jessica Jones and The Punisher as well as Riverdale offshoot Sabrina the Teenage Witch. 

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