IDW Entertainment announced today that the award-winning, fan-favorite property Locke & Key is being developed as a television series with author/creator Joe Hill set to write the pilot and serve as an executive producer on the series.
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
“I love this story,” said Hill. “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 (The Walking Dead) will serve as executive producers along with Joe.
“Having Joe at the helm of the pilot ensures that the series will hold true to the brand that fans around the world have come to love. Locke & Key is a true global franchise,” said David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment.
IDW Entertainment is developing Locke & Key as a straight to series and will maintain worldwide rights to the project.
Locke & Key was previously in-development for television at FOX, and was even given a series order, but never went forward after the pilot was produced. A film adaptation was also in development with producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci though never materialized.