Locke & Key
Josh Friedman, who wrote the Locke & Key pilot and served as executive producer of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, has landed the spy drama pilot The Asset at Fox.
A trailer for Locke & Key has made its way online more than three months after Fox passed on the adaptation of the acclaimed horror comic by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.
Thinking about some of the news from SDCC this year - Specifically, the Sixth Gun news, about it being made into a television series by the Syfy network - it struck me: Indie comics are the small screen Marvel. And I'm not quite sure what that's going to mean for their future.
IDW Publishing has confirmed that it will screen the rejected pilot for the adaptation of the acclaimed horror comic at Comic-Con International, followed by a panel featuring creators Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez and the show's producers.
Although Fox passed on the adaptation of the acclaimed horror comic, writer Joe Hill has revealed that fans may have a chance to watch the pilot at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Despite hopes that the pilot rejected last month by Fox might find a home at The CW or Syfy, it appears as if the comic-book adaptation has reached a dead end: The sets are scheduled to be dismantled at the end of the month, with a Fox spokesman confirming the show won't go forward.
We're still a few days away from the official announcements of the networks' fall schedules, but one thing is clear from the news that we've already heard: Genre television is essentially dead on mainstream networks, at least for the time being.
Ahead of its upfront presentation, the network announced five cancellations, including the comics-based action drama Human Target, and four new series, including J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz. However, Fox decided not to pick up the buzz-generating adaptation Locke & Key.
Actor-singer Jesse McCartney will play eldest child Tyler in Locke & Key, Fox's adaptation of the acclaimed horror comic by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. He joins a cast that includes Miranda Otto, Nick Stahl, Sarah Bolger and Skylar Gaertner.