After a decade of development, the door is finally opening on Locke & Key, the long-awaited adaptation of the bestselling supernatural comic book series by writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez and published by IDW of San Diego. The atmospheric trailer above is the first meaningful glimpse into the mysterious series from Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House).
Described as a “coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family,” the series premieres on Feb. 7 on Netflix after a long circuitous route that included stops and starts at Fox, Universal, and Hulu before landing at its final streaming home. All 10 episodes of the first season will be available on that date.
The official synopsis: “After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them.”
Locke & Key stars Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) as Nina Locke, Jackson Robert Scott (IT and IT 2) as Bode Locke, Connor Jessup (American Crime) as Tyler Locke, Emilia Jones (Horrible Histories) as Kinsey Locke, Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) as Rendell Locke, Laysla De Oliveira as Dodge, Sherri Saum as Ellie Whedon, Thomas Mitchell Barnet as Sam Lesser, Griffin Gluck (American Vandal) as Gabe, Coby Bird as Rufus Whedon.
Executive Producers for Locke & Key are Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, Aron Eli Coleite, Joe Hill, Chris Ryall, Michael Morris, with Lydia Antoni and Ted Adams for IDW,, Lindsey Springer for Genre Arts, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs for Circle of Confusion, Tim Southam, John Weber and Frank Siracusa for Take 5.
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