It’s been crazy following the progress of this property for what feels like close to a decade now as it’s gone through a couple of pilots and had pickups in multiple networks. But now we’re closing in on the debut of the Locke & Key series on Netflix. Scheduled for a February 7th, 2020 debut, the first trailer for it has now arrived.
The cast includes Robert Scott from It playing Bode Locke, Connor Jessup from American Crime as Tyler Locke and Emilia Jones from Utopia has joined as Kinsey Locke.
The series is set for a 10 episode order.
Original creator Joe Hill remains on the creative side along with Carlton Cuse and they’ll be joined by Aron Eli Coleite and Meredith Averill in going forward. Cuse and Averill will serve as the showrunners for it. There’s a good sense that they’re viewing this as a spiritual successor of sorts to Stranger Things in my viewing and wanting a greater stake in the IP makes that clearer.
Plot concept: 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.