“Locke & Key,” the acclaimed supernatural thriller by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, is heading to Hulu.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming service has ordered a pilot, with Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “The Strain”) attached as showrunner. Scott Derrickson (“Doctor Strange”)will direct and executive produce.
The IDW Publishing comic was originally developed as a TV pilot in 2011, but Fox ultimately passed on the project. Although there were hopes that “Locke & Key” might find a home at another network — or even new life as a movie — nothing ever materialized (although IDW did screen the unaired pilot at Comic-Con International 2011). In May 2016, IDW Entertainment announced plans to develop the project for TV once again, with Hill set to write the pilot and executive produce.
Debuting in 2008, “Locke & Key” centers on Nina Locke and her three children Tyler, Kinsey and Bode, who, after the murder of Nina’s husband Rendell, return to Keyhouse, the family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. There they encounter the manipulative entity Dodge, and numerous doors that can transport the mansion’s residents to other worlds or bestow them with supernatural abilities. The story, which unfolded over six story arcs, plus a series of one-shots, came to an end in 2013, earning an Eisner Award and a pair of British Fantasy Awards along the way.
Hulu is also home to an adaptation of Marvel’s “The Runaways.”