The second attempt to bring ‘Locke & Key’ to the small screen looks to have been derailed. The series was initially planned to be released through Fox Television with Mark Romanek directing a pilot in 2011 which was shown at San Diego Comic-Con before the network pulled the plug on the show. Flash forward to 2017 and a new take was put into development over at Hulu with Andy Muschetti (‘It’) in the director’s chair.
‘Locke & Key’ sounded like a sure-fire horror hit but has sadly not been picked up by the network after they viewed the pilot. The series is based on Joe Hill’s and Gabriel Rodriguez’s iconic comic run. Actress Samantha Mathis (‘The Strain,’ ‘The Punisher’) broke the news:
“I did a pilot for Hulu called ‘Locke & Key,’ but it didn’t get picked up by Hulu. It’s getting shopped around to Amazon and Netflix and Apple and everyone right now. Who knows, maybe that will end up someplace.”
The key takeaway here is that it is still being shopped around to other streaming services. If Netflix, Amazon, or even HBO were to pick up the series we could still be hopeful that it sees the light of day.
Penned by Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill gave us this iconic tale through IDW Publishing. In the plot, we follow three siblings who move into their family home after their father is brutally murdered. After they return, they discover the house has magical keys throughout it which give them a variety of magical powers. Only, a demon is also after these keys and things are going to get very complicated for the family rather quickly.
Do you think that ‘Locke & Key’ would be better served to be released on another network? Which streaming service or channel do you hope it lands on? Share your thoughts in the comments below!