Locke & Key TV series is finally happening at Netflix after 8 years in the works

After years and years of failure and a pilot pass from Hulu to boot, comic Locke & Key is finally coming to the small screen thanks to Netflix.

The streaming giant has confirmed it has greenlit a 10-episode series after reports emerged a few months ago that the company was interested.

The Hulu pilot was shot before the site pulled the plug, leaving it in limbo – and it looks like the Netflix version is giving it a complete overhaul with new castings.

Original showrunner Carlton Cuse is staying, and he’s joined in the role by The Good Wife‘s Meredith Averill, while the pilot (originally penned by Cuse and creator Joe Hill) will now be re-written by Aaron Eli Coleite and Hill.

Locke & Key tells the story of three siblings who move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts after their father’s death and discover that it contains magical keys that give them a vast array of powers. However, a devious demon wants the keys too, and will stop at nothing to get them.

(Carlton Cuse)

The comics have been around for a decade, though they have had a difficult journey to the screen, both big and small.

They were originally planned for a Fox TV series adaptation, before that was scrapped, and then a feature film, which was (you guessed it) also scrapped.

Still, it’s nice to finally see it lift off at Netflix – and with the site’s great record in adapting comic books (Jessica Jones, Riverdale etc), we have a good feeling about this one.

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