Hulu has reportedly passed on picking up to series the supernatural drama “Locke and Key” based on Joe Hill’s horror comic.
In a recent interview with Cultured Vultures, actress Samantha Mathis discussed her upcoming projects and revealed: “I did a pilot for Hulu called Locke & Key but it didn’t get picked up by Hulu. It’s getting shopped around to Amazon and Netflix and Apple and everyone right now. Who knows, maybe that will end up some place.”
The story follows a woman who moves her three children to Maine after her husband is brutally murdered. They arrive at Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. It is also home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all.
This marks the second time the property was adapted into a pilot that wasn’t picked up and the third failed attempt at an adaptation. The first was made by FOX back in 2011, that pilot was directed by Mark Romanek (“Never Let Me Go”) and starred the likes of Miranda Otto, Nick Stahl, Jesse McCartney and Sarah Bolger.
In 2012, a film trilogy was reportedly in the works but that version fell apart. This most recent pilot was originally to be directed by Scott Derrickson (“Doctor Strange”) and was ultimately helmed by Andy Muschietti (“IT”) and starred the likes of Frances O’Connor, Owen Teague, Nate Corddry, Megan Charpentier and Jack Mulhern.
To date the only adaptation outside the graphic novel medium was a 2015 audio play for Audible starring the likes of Tatiana Maslany, Haley Joel Osment, and Kate Mulgrew.
Source: Spoiler TV