The second attempt at adapting Joe Hill’s critically acclaimed horror/fantasy comic, Locke & Key seems to be catching some steam now as it has cast the role of lead character, Nina Locke.
Frances O’Connor from The Conjuring 2 and The Missing will portray Nina, mother to Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke, who all move to the mysterious Keyhouse in Massachusetts after the brutal murder of father, Rendell. Once settled in they start to discover the weird and strange history and secrets of the house, including an odd set of keys that each have a different power and ability the holder of them can use.
Speaking on the casting decision, David Ozer of IDW Entertainment and producer on the show said, “We are thrilled to have the multidimensional talents of Frances O’Connor to breath 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.”
Locke & Key was a runaway hit for writer Joe Hill, artist Gabriel Rodriguez, and IDW Publishing. It became a beloved runaway hit and previous attempts for a movie and TV adaptation have been in the works. The closest to ever coming out of development was a previous TV attempt by Fox back in 2011. A full pilot was shot and screened at San Diego Comic-Con, where it was well received, but never picked up. Though the whole series was adapted into a full-cast audio drama on Audible.
This new pilot attempted is being produced by Hulu with Hill writing and producing alongside Carlton Cuse and Lindsey Springer. Andy Muschietti will be directing it.
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