The series follows the titular Locke family as they encounter magic beyond belief and evils beyond redemption.
“I love this story,” Hill explained. “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.”
Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead) will serve as executive producers along with Hill. “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,” David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment noted.
Locke & Key ran for five years, and was previously adapted for Fox TV who didn’t go further than a pilot episode back in 2011. A film trilogy was announced in 2014, but that isn’t proceeding.