IDW Publishing has officially announced the Locke & Key is in development as a television series. Writer and co-creator Joe Hill will write the pilot and serve as executive producer for the series.
Locke & Key is an award-winning series of graphic novels from Hill and artists and co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez. The series follows the Locke family as they "encounter magic beyond belief and evils beyond redemption."
"I love this story," said Hill in a press release. "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 Joe.
"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", said David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment.
IDW Entertainment is developing Locke & Key straight to series, and will maintain worldwide rights to the project.
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