Locke & Key is greenlit for TV

While comic audiences eagerly await the first episodes of horror comic The Walking dead, to hit their screens anytime now, another horor comic has been greenlit for TV by FOX.

Locke & Key is a currently ongoing but finite metaseries produced by IDW publishing.  It is written by Joe Hill (son of novelist Stephen King) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez.

I have as yet only read the first mini seires but it was excellent.  However as with all these things, the excellency of the comic is not in question but rather how well it adapts to the screen.

Locke & Key tells the story of Nina Locke and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals

The prolific team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing, Josh Friedman(creator of Terminator:Sarah Connor Chroncles) is writing.

I can’t really think of too many ongoing horror based tv seriesthat have done well, as the public seems to prefer soppy vampires and quirky police/spy procedurals to anything else at the moment but I’m hopng that the Walking Dead will stoke the horror appetites of the public as this really deserves to do well.

Lets hope FOX don’t get up to their usual tricks.  What do you think of Locke & Key’s chances of getting a full season?

GS Reporter:Monts

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