Netflix announces they have greenlit Locke & Key for ten episodes, which sees the network redeveloping the scripts and re-casting the new series.
Locke & Key, written by Stephen King's son, Joe Hill, is a horror/fantasy series based on the comic book of the same name that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.
The IDW Publishing Locke & Key comic book franchise, co-created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, has garnered both awards and acclaim during its ten-year run; has been translated into dozens of languages across the globe; and has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Locke & Key was originally developed a few years ago with a pilot created, but the series never saw the light of day.
Joe Hill is also serving a executive producer with showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill.
Executive Producers include David Ozer (IDW), Ted Adams (IDW), Lindsey Springer (producing through Genre Arts), Aron Eli Coleite, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert (Circle of Confusion), and Rick Jacobs (Circle of Confusion).
The first episode is written by Joe Hill and Aron Eli Coleite.