You know it is a great day when you hear news that Locke & Key is headed to television. Hopefully it will actually get a series commitment this time.
Back in 2011, Fox ordered a pilot to adapt the Locke & Key series. Even though all accounts indicated the pilot was excellent, Fox passed on the series. Over the years, people have asked when we would get to seen another attempt at bringing the hit IDW Publishing series to the screen, and it looks like we are getting another step closer, with the announcement from the publisher today.
According to IDW Publishing, Locke & Key creator Joe Hill will write the pilot and serve as executive producer with Ted Adams, David Ozer, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs serving as executive producers as well.
“I love this story,” said Hill. “The seven years I spent working on Locke & Key was the happiest creative experience of my life and there still isn’t a day when I don’t think about those characters and miss visiting with them. The six books of the series are very like six seasons of a cable TV series and so it feels only natural to bring that world to the little screen and to see if we can’t scare the pants off viewers everywhere.”
There’s no network attached right now, and IDW Publishing looks like it will retain all of the rights to the series this time. With not network, could this be a Netflix or Hulu series?