Hulu has officially ordered a pilot episode for a potential new TV series adaptation of the Joe Hill and Gabriel RodrÃguez comic book series Locke & Key. We found out almost a year ago that a new adaptation was being developed, which followed a failed movie adaptation and another TV series attempt at FOX, which got as far as a pilot episode being produced before they decided not to pursue it any further.
This latest attempt to adapt the comic is looking promising so far. It received plenty of interest from multiple networks before Hulu landed it. And not only have they ordered a pilot episode, but LOST and The Strain showrunner Carlton Cuse is set for the same position should it go to series, and they’ve lined up Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson to direct the pilot.
Locke & Key: Small World Deluxe Hardcover Written by Joe Hill
Art by Gabriel Rodriguez
Colors by Jay Fotos
Letters by Robbie Robbins IDW Publishing
Release Date: February 15, 2017
Cover Price: $14.99
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are back to give us a short one-shot tale of the creepiest family in comicdom. In the Locke & Key: Small World Deluxe Hardcover we are given not just the twenty-four pages of story but also a lot of background information and setup from the creators. In fact it spans seventy-two pages altogether; that’s a lot of extras!
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.
Fans of IDW Publishing’s Locke & Key have had to suffer through a lot of starts and stops when it comes to adapting the comic series into another medium. There was the ill-fated Fox pilot that was never aired, a movie trilogy that appears to not be happening anymore, and the possibility of another TV show, but so far the only other medium Locke & Key has been translated into has been the card game by Cryptozoic Entertainment.
That all changes today, October 5, as Locke & Key has been released as an audiobook, and it’s free for a limited time!