IDW Entertainment has announced that a new TV series is being developed based on Locke & Key, the comic book series of the same name written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel RodrÃguez.
This isn’t the first time a Locke & Key adaptation has been developed, as fans of the comic are well aware. Both a movie and a TV series adaptations have been in the works in the past handful of years, with the TV series getting as far as a pilot episode actually being produced.
Hill himself will handle writing the pilot episode of this latest attempt at turning the comic into a TV series, and will also serve as an executive producer. Of the news, Hill said:
“I love this story. The seven years I spent working on Locke & Key was the happiest creative experience of my life and there still isn’t a day when I don’t think about those characters and miss visiting with them. The six books of the series are very like six seasons of a cable TV series and so it feels only natural to bring that world to the little screen and to see if we can’t scare the pants off viewers everywhere.”
IDW Entertainment president David Ozer also released a statement, saying:
“Having Joe at the helm of the pilot ensures that the series will hold true to the brand that fans around the world have come to love. Locke & Key is a true global franchise.”
Ozer and Ted Adams from IDW will be executive producing with Hill, along with David Alpert and Rick Jacobs of Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Outcast).
What network this latest TV adaptation of Locke & Key might air on is not yet known.
Hill’s other work includes Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, The Cape, 20th Century Ghosts, Thumbprint, N0S4A2, and Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland. His upcoming titles include The Fireman and Tales from the Darkside.
If you’ve not yet read Locke & Key, be sure to check it out.