Hulu may have rejected it, but Netflix hasn’t and has officially ordered to series an adaptation of Joe Hill’s acclaimed horror/fantasy comic series “Locke and Key”.
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.
Two pilots based on the property were shot – one by FOX in 2011 directed by Mark Romanek and starring Miranda Otto, Nick Stahl and Jesse McCartney, the other by Hulu last year with Andy Muschietti directing and Samantha Mathis starring. Both pilots were passed on.
Netflix is redeveloping and completely recasting the Hulu version which will now come in the form of a full series with a first season of ten episodes. Meredith Averill (“The Good Wife”) has also joined the project as a co-showrunner alongside Carlton Cuse. Aaron Eli Coleite (“Star Trek: Discovery”) is hopping onboard to rewrite the pilot and executive produce.
With Muschietti currently filming “IT: Chapter Two,” a new director will be sought.
Source: The Wrap