Lost showrunner is turning Locke & Key into a TV pilot

Megan Davies
Photo credit: IDW Publishing

From Digital Spy

Almost three years on from the planned Universal movie trilogy that never happened, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's award-winning comic book series Locke & Key has been optioned again – this time as a TV pilot by Hulu, from Lost showrunner Carlton Cuse.

Creator Joe Hill will write the script for the pilot, while Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson will serve as executive producer alongside Lindsey Springer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

So it's safe to say the pilot is in good hands then.

Photo credit: IDW Publishing

The cult classic follows three siblings who move across the country to their ancestral home in Maine after their father's gruesome murder. When they get there, they discover the house has a set of magical keys that give them great power, but it also contains a terrible evil that could soon be unleashed.

This Hulu pilot follows six years after a previous television pilot was not picked up by Fox, but Hill is already seeming positive about the new order over on Twitter.

"We got a great team on the show," he wrote after the news was announced today (April 20). "First script all written – everyone seems to like it. I'm expecting @scottderrickson to Rocke & Roll."

Locke & Key comes from IDW Entertainment, who are also behind the Wynonna Earp comic books, which have been adapted for TV on Syfy, and Douglas Adams's comic book novels Dirk Gently, which airs as a TV series on BBC America in the US and on Netflix in the rest of the world.

And if that wasn't promising enough, THR also reports that the pilot was picked up by Hulu in a "competitive situation".

Which basically means a lot of people wanted it, and we should be very excited.

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