EXCLUSIVE: In her follow-up series to Scandal, Darby Stanchfield is set to star as Nina Locke in Locke & Key, Netflix’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s comic, from Hill, Carlton Cuse and IDW Entertainment.
Locke & Key is a horror-fantasy series that revolves around siblings Kinsey, Tyler and Bode (Emilia Jones, Connor Jessup and Jackson Robert Scott) who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.
After the traumatic home attack, Nina Locke moves her family across the country to Keyhouse for a fresh start — and also to solve the mystery surrounding her late husband Rendell’s murder. She struggles with her new role as a single mom, as Rendell was always more the traditional parent type. She’s much more comfortable as an artist and house renovator.
The role was previously played by Miranda Otto in the 2011 Fox pilot and by Frances O’Connor in the Hulu pilot, which was a precursor to the Netflix series.
The Netflix series was created by Hill and developed by Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite and Meredith Averill; the new first episode is written by Hill and Coleite; Cuse and Averill will serve as showrunners.
For seven seasons, Stanchfield played Abby Whelan on ABC’s Scandal as the character evolved from a feisty, intelligent DC investigator to Chief of Staff of the White House.
Stanchfield’s recent film credits include the upcoming Stargirl for Disney+ and Justine from writer-director Stephanie Turner. She is repped by Gersh, Principal Entertainment LA and attorney Jason Hendler at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.
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