Hulu Orders ‘LOCKE & KEY’ Pilot
Hulu has officially ordered a pilot for LOCKE & KEY series!
The series will have Carlton Cuse as show runner and executive producer. Based on the hit comic book series of the same name, the pilot will be directed by Marvel’s Doctor Strange‘s Scott Derrickson. If the pilot gets picked up to series, we can expect him to direct more episodes.
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!
The series was written by Joe Hill with art by Gabriel Rodriguez.
Hill, IDW Entertainment and Series Writer said:
“I love this story. The seven years I spent working on LOCKE & KEY was the happiest creative experience of my life and there still isn’t a day when I don’t think about those characters and miss visiting with them. The six books of the series are very like six seasons of a cable TV series and so it feels only natural to bring that world to the little screen and to see if we can’t scare the pants off viewers everywhere.”
Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion will executive produce alongside with Joe.
LOCKE & KEY has had a long history of making it to another medium with Dimension Films purchasing the rights back in 2008. Following that, a TV series was in development at FOX in 2010, which was given a series order, but never moved forward after the pilot was produced, and finally a failed adaption with producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci in 2014 with Universal Films.
Cuse is behind A&E’s Bates Motel, which is currently airing its fifth and final season and The Strain at FX; as well as Colony at USA Network, which got renewed for a third season, and the upcoming Amazon series Jack Ryan.