Locke & Key Pilot Hulu

Hulu Orders Locke & Key Pilot From Comic Writer Joe Hill, EP Carlton Cuse

Locke & Key is getting another stab at becoming a TV series.

Hulu has given a pilot order to an adaptation of the IDW comic book, written by the comic’s author Joe Hill and executive-produced by Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, The Strain), our sister site Deadline reports.

The horror/fantasy drama follows a family that, in the wake of the patriarch’s murder, moves from California to Massachusetts. There, the mother and her three kids move into an estate called Key House to be close to the deceased’s brother. Things then get very eerie as a set of unusual keys prove to unlock all sorts of unsettling discoveries around the manor, including a well where a mysterious girl is trapped.

Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) will direct the pilot and is expected to helm additional episodes if the project is ordered to series. Cuse will serve as showrunner, with Hill and Derrickson also executive-producing.

Locke & Key was previously adapted by Fox during the 2010-11 development season into a pilot, written by Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Fringe). It starred Mark Pellegrino, Miranda Otto, Jesse McCartney, Sarah Bolger, Skylar Gaertner and Nick Stahl. Although the project did not receive a series greenlight, the pilot for the cult fave title was screened at San Diego Comic-Con in 2011.

Are you excited for Hulu’s take on Locke & Key?

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  1. C. Johnson says:

    I’ve been reading the comic series,and have 5-Vol plus some One Shots so I think it will make for good TV. I’m glad it’s happening.

  2. Wordsmith says:

    I remember the strong collective disappointment when this didn’t move forward the first time. Hopefully they have better luck the second time around, now that the public is so openly embracing comic books as source material.

  3. e. says:

    The difficulty I have is the first pilot was so pitch perfect and it had the budget of a major network. Hulu shows seem to have the a much more limited budget than even Netflix let alone cable or networks and this show really needs stylized cinematography to really work.

  4. Eddie G says:

    I heard mysterious girl trapped down the well makes a tape, and when you watch it seven days later she comes out of your tv right before the may sweeps finales and deletes your DVR recordings. Frightening.

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