The cast of Hulu's upcoming adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's fantasy horror comic series Locke & Key continues to grow, this time adding Megan Carpentier to the mix. Carpentier will play Kinsey Locke, who Deadline describes as "the transformational daughter of Rendell and Nina Locke."
The pilot episode will be directed by Andy Muschietti, whose latest project is the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's It. This will mark the third collaboration between Muschietti and Carpentier, who stars in It and was featured in Muschietti's Mama in 2013.
The comic series "revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them an array of powers. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them."
Carpentier joins another It alum, with the recent addition of Jackson Robert Scott as the youngest member of the Locke family, Bode. In the story, Bode Locke is "filled with all the optimism and imagination of an exuberant eight-year-old, Bode is especially attuned to the supernatural possibilities of Keyhouse...and especially vulnerable to the unnatural forces circling his family."
The announcement of the younger stars' casting comes after the confirmation that Frances O'Connor (A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Conjuring 2) will play the mother of the children.
Following that announcement, IDW Entertainment president David Ozer, who will executive produce the series, revealed, "We are thrilled to have the multi-dimensional talents of Frances O'Connor to breathe color and life into this pivotal character in our series, and along with a stellar production team in place, we have no doubt that we will be able to bring Joe Hill's creative vision to the small screen."
Scott Derrickson, director of Doctor Strange, was originally attached to the
Hill and Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, Lost) will be collaborating to develop the script for the hour-long pilot of the series.
This will be the second attempt at bringing the series to life, with a pilot previously being created in 2011 that was never picked up.