The last we’d heard about the small-screen adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key, Hulu had passed on the series and it was being snapped up by Netflix. Well, now comes an update on the show.
Courtesy of Netflix themselves, it’s now been confirmed that a ten-episode order has been put in for Locke & Key. No details are known on when to expect the series, but we’d imagine that the hotly-anticipated adap will arrive on the on-demand streaming service at some point in 2019. That’s purely speculation on our part, mind.
Unfortunately for those previously cast, the show will be completely recast now that it’s been picked up by Netflix. Similarly, IT’s Andy Muschietti – who directed the already-shot pilot for Hulu – won’t be back for Netflix’s take on the property, largely due to him being tied up with directing IT: Chapter 2. One person still sticking around though, is executive producer Carlton Cuse; best known for the likes of Bates Motel and The Strain.
In terms of who was previously signed on to star in the show, those names included Frances O’Connor, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott, Megan Charpentier, Jack Mulhern, and Danny Glover. Netflix is starting from scratch on that front, though.
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!
Initially, the rights for Hill and 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, and that again looked like being the case once Hulu decided against moving forward from a pilot only a matter of weeks ago. Now though, Netflix has come to the rescue, and here’s hoping they can do something truly special with this adaptation.
As ever, expect more on Locke & Key as it continues to develop.