Following the surprising news that Hulu has decided to pass on the small-screen adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s IDW property Locke & Key, it looks as if Netflix could be stepping in to save the day.
Previously, Hulu had put in a pilot order for the series, with IT’s Andy Muschietti to direct quite the impressive ensemble cast. Back in March of this year though, Hulu shockingly decided to pass on the adaptation. According to the usually reliable The Hashtag Show, Netflix is now believed to be close to picking up Locke & Key.
While a deal has yet to officially be completed, a source at IDW told the guys at The Hashtag Show that they hope to have an announcement in the near future.
The previous official word on the Locke & Key series read:
Locke & Key tells the story of the Locke family and their journey into Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!
To date, the adaptation has Frances O’Connor, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott, Megan Charpentier, Jack Mulhern, and Danny Glover on board to star, although obviously the longer this takes to be resolved then the more questions will be thrown up regarding just which cast members are still involved.
Initially, the rights for Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key were picked up by Dimension Films back in 2008, and then 2010 saw FOX develop a TV series. Sadly, neither of these times saw anything fully come to be where an adaptation was concerned, but now we’re hopefully finally going to see Locke & Key brought to life on the small screen. Lost and The Strain’s Carlton Cuse was on board to serve as showrunner for the series.
As ever, expect more on Locke & Key as it continues to develop.