Locke & Key tabs Michael Morris as director of first two episodes


After years in developmental hell, Joe Hill’s Locke & Key is finally coming to Netflix.

Originally tabbed as a movie, and then a Fox series and then a Hulu series, Netflix is the streaming giant that will finally bring it to life. Seeing how well they did with The Haunting of Hill House, that is a good thing.

Now, Netflix has found the man who will direct the first two episodes.

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Deadline reports that Michael Morris, who directed episodes of Better Call Saul, Preacher and 13 Reasons Why, has signed on for the first two episodes and will also serve as an executive producer on the first episode.

Locke & Key follows the three Locke children who move into the Key House after their father dies. While their mom slips into an alcoholic depression, the youngest son starts to find mysterious keys that open doors to mysteries.

Meanwhile, a demon that has been trapped under Key House learns that it might finally find a way out if the right door is opened.

As previously reported, Emilia Jones (Utopia), Connor Jessup (American Crime) and Jackson Robert Scott (It) signed on to portray the three Locke children Kinsey, Tyler and Bode. Scott is the only holdover from when the series was at Hulu.

Laysla de Oliveira will portray the demon Dodge while Darby Stanchfield will play the mother, Nina.

Locke & Key is coming to Netflix, written by Joe Hill — who along with Gabriel Rodriguez, created the comic book on which it is based. Of course, HIll is the son of the Master of Horror himself, Stephen King.

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Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and Aron Eli Coleite serve as executive producers for the series, which is filming from February through June in Toronto.

Locke & Key is set for a 2020 release and will feature a 10-episode season. There is no word on whether this will be a self-contained one season series or if multiple seasons are planned.