Locke & Key officially gets a series order from Netflix


Locke & Key has officially found a new home with Netflix.

After much speculation, the streaming service finally confirmed they had given a series order to Locke & Key. The horror adaptation will get ten episodes, however, it might be a while before it actually debuts. Deadline reports Netflix has chosen to redevelop the pilot originally shot for Hulu which will include rewrites and a new cast.

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However, fans of the graphic novel will be happy to know both Carlton Cuse and Joe Hill will remain as creative forces behind the series. The latter is actually the original writer from the Locke & Key comics as well as the son of one of the world’s most infamous horror authors, Stephen King. Meanwhile, Cuse is one of the biggest names in the television industry. He co-created, produced, and wrote Amazon’s highly anticipated Jack Ryan series.

Unfortunately, Andy Muschietti won’t be able to return as a director for the pilot. He famously directed last year’s hit horror film It and will have his hands tied helming the sequel. However, he will be back as an executive producer alongside his sister Barabara, Cuse, Hill, Aron Eli Coleite, and Meredith Averill.

The new pilot will be written by both Hill and Coleite, who is also part of the Star Trek: Discovery writing staff. Meanwhile, Cuse and Averill will be the showrunners for Locke & Key, which is fantastic considering the two have so much experience.

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As exciting as this news is, it’s a bit disappointing to say goodbye to some of the cast members. Yet, there’s a chance not all of the actors will be off of the project. Owen Teague, who was slated to play the villain Sam Lesser, rose to fame during his role on Netflix’s Bloodline. He managed to stand out in an ensemble of extremely talented actors and was often thrown around as a dark horse for awards consideration. Netflix, like many networks, likes to reuse talented actors which certainly gives Teague a shot to remain on the series.

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