For now, Locke & Key sounds like a great addition to the Hulu library. Oh, and I nearly forgot, DOCTOR STRANGE helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct the one-hour pilot that Hulu has ordered.
LOCKE & KEY centers around Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke, three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in ME only to find the house has magical keys that grant them a vast array of potentially risky powers and abilities.
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 bad door of them all!
Cuse developed Locke & Key with Hill who wrote the script on spec.
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.
IDW packaged the project with the goal of securing a straight-to-series order for the property.
Fox previously attempted to bring the comic to life during the 2010-11 broadcast season, with Josh Friedman penning the script. It starred Mark Pellegrino, Miranda Otto, Jesse McCartney, Sarah Bolger, Skylar Gaertner and Nick Stahl.
Cuse has departing Bates Motel at A&E and The Strain at FX; as well as Colony at US, recently renewed for a third season; and the upcoming Amazon series Jack Ryan. His FX drama The Strain will also wrap its run later this year.
A TV series adaptation of author Joe Hill's Locke & Key is back on the table, this time at Hulu with Doctor Strange and Sinister filmmaker Scott Derrickson attached to direct. 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. Kurtzman and Orci subsequently set up a feature trilogy based on Locke and Key at Universal in 2013.