Locke & Key to Come to Television Courtesy of IDW Entertainment

locke_and_key_comic_book_cover_01IDW Entertainment announced today that the award-winning, fan-favorite property Locke & Key is being developed as a television series. Author/creator Joe Hill will be writing the pilot and serving as an executive producer.

The comic series was to be a television series even filming a pilot, but Fox passed because it was too scary. From there talk of a movie trilogy from Universal happened, only to be followed up by further talk of a television series.

Locke & Key has garnered both awards and acclaim during its five-year run. Following the titular Locke family as they encounter magic beyond belief and evils beyond redemption, Locke & Key quickly won over readers and has since become a staple in introducing new readers to the medium. With the series adapted in dozens of languages across the globe, and more than a million copies sold worldwide, Locke & Key is an obvious choice to make the transition to the screen. It had

New York Times bestselling author, Joe Hill, has continually captivated readers through his gripping novels and award-winning comic series. Bursting onto the scene with his debut collection of short stories 20th Century Ghosts, Hill has continued to thrill audiences with the novels, Heart-Shaped Box, N0S4A2, and Horns, adapted into a feature-length film in 2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe. His forthcoming novel The Fireman debuts later this month. In addition to Locke & Key, his comic series The Cape, Thumbprint, Wraith, and the upcoming series Tales From The Darkside, have all been published by IDW.

Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion will serve as executive producers along with Joe.

IDW Entertainment is developing Locke & Key as a straight to series and will maintain worldwide rights to the project.

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  • This is my favorite graphic novel ever! Hope the casting is better than the pilot from a few years ago that wasn’t picked up.