IDW Entertainment announced today that the award-winning, fan favourite comic book Locke & Key is being developed as a television series with author/creator Joe Hill writing the pilot and serving as an executive producer.
During its five-year run, Locke & Key won awards and acclaim. The story follows the Locke family as they encounter magic beyond belief and evils beyond redemption. The series has been adapted in dozens of languages and has sold more than a million copies worldwide, solidifying itself as a staple in the fantasy horror genre.
Hill has been quoted:
“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 (The Walking Dead) will serve as executive producers alongside Hill.
“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.” – David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment.