Fox Commits To ‘Locke & Key’ TV Series

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Locke and Key picked up by Fox Fox Commits To Locke & Key TV Series

A couple of weeks ago we got wind of the news that the adaptation of the graphic novel Locke & Key would be a TV series instead of a movie. The adaptation comes courtesy of producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as Steven Spielberg.

Kurtzman and Orci recently made a huge deal with 20th Century Fox TV, who will also produce the Locke & Key series along with Dreamworks TV. I previously speculated that Fox would pick up the series (it would be pretty silly for them not to) and that’s reportedly what’s happened.

Deadline reports that Fox has handed a series commitment to Kurtzman and Orci for the Locke & Key series, which will be written by Josh Friedman, writer of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. The report doesn’t state how much of a commitment Fox has given – is it as little as a pilot or as much as a full season? The fact that there’s already mention of a possible summer (2011?) run for the series is a strong sign that Fox is looking to commit to this project for at least one season.

I haven’t read the graphic novel but it sounds like Locke & Key will need to be pretty big in scale and length with some impressive special effects to successfully translate it to the small screen. I imagine that’s partly why they chose to make a TV series instead of a movie, as this way they’ll have more time to tell the story (episode-after-episode is a lot better for a storyteller than a two-hour movie).

In case you’re not familiar with it, the plot of Locke & Key is as follows:

It 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.

Locke and Key graphic novel panels Fox Commits To Locke & Key TV Series

Things are moving swiftly with Locke & Key, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we start hearing word soon of who will be cast in the lead roles, as well as seeing some concept art and so forth to give us a hint of what we can expect from this particular comic-to-TV-series adaptation.

Will this show be a success and garner a strong following (a la Fringe) or will it fail to catch on and get canceled (a la Flashforward)? It’s way too early to tell at this point but it’s always fun to speculate simple smile Fox Commits To Locke & Key TV Series .

Source: Deadline

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  1. I’m willing to give it a shot, but it better not take 2 months to get to something worth watching because by then I will be reading a book instead!

    • Oh, it won’t. Within the first two pages of the story it gets you hooked because there’s much action and everything. I honestly just hope that Fox doesn’t mess it up :/

  2. I rather like the Graphic Novel and think it could be a good show if done right. Yet, it’s on Fox so I have to wonder how long it will last until it get cancelled. Of course, if it turns out bad, then that might not be such a problem.

  3. The series is using Lincoln High School, where I went to school, in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. And the Hartwood Mansion is being used as the Locke home. I hope it will at least be interesting.

  4. I swear they were shooting this at my school! I saw Jesse McCartney 😀

  5. My only concern is that the comic has more violence than TV can show, I can only hope that Fox will do it justice. I think this will be a borderline show that will either be amazing and accurate, or completely ruin the good name of this awsome graphic novel.

  6. no it was at licoln high cuz it mest up with me short cuts to get to school………… and we all whent to see if ur flag was stell ther the next day

  7. The Locke & Key series is easily my favorite comic book/graphic novel series to date. I seriously need to know what date/time this will be coming on. As of yet I still couldn’t find anything on it. If anyone knows, please reply. Thanks!!

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