IDW Entertainment have announced that Joe Hill will write and executive produce a new TV series based on his acclaimed “Locke and Key” comics, this one likely to end up on a cable network.
The series, which ran from 2008-2013, follows three siblings who return to their family estate in Massachusetts after the gruesome death of their father.
Once there, they discover magical keys that grant special powers and open strange doors. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones interested in these mysterious artifacts, as a supernatural force is also after them.
FOX attempted a series adaptation in 2010 but the network opted not to pick it up. Mark Romanek (“Never Let Me Go”) helmed the pilot while Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (“Fringe,” “Star Trek”) produced and the likes of Miranda Otto, Jesse McCartney, Nick Stahl, Sarah Bolger and Mark Pellegrino starred.
Universal then tried to adapt it as a feature trilogy in 2012, but nothing much has progressed since then. None of the previously involved people appear to be involved with the latest attempt.