Hulu’s adaptation of the horror comic book series Locke & Key has cast Nate Corddry in a key role. Following the success of his adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, Andrés Muschietti is moving forward with another horror-related project, helming the pilot episode of Hulu’s Locke & Key.
Based on the comic series of the same name, written by Joe Hill and with artwork by Gabriel Rodríguez, Locke & Key revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their family home in Maine, which turns out to have its own magical-yet-dark secrets. Frances O’Connor (The Conjuring 2) will play Nina Locke, the mother of the children, with IT’s Jackson Robert Scott as Bode Locke and Megan Charpentier as Kinsey Locke, Nina’s children. Now, the still-growing cast for the series has found a Locke family member in Nate Corddry.
Deadline reports that Nate Corddry has joined the cast as Duncan Locke – the children’s uncle. Duncan is a key element in the story, as he and his boyfriend Brian Rogers help Nina and the kids settle into the old family home, while also doing what he can to ease the family’s pain. While Duncan doesn’t seem to suspect there’s anything weird with the house, he does know a few secrets critical to the supernatural elements lurking in the house. Among Corddry’s recent work is the techno-thriller The Circle, the comedy-drama St. Vincent, alongside Bill Murray, and a regular role in CBS’ sitcom Mom.
In the comics, when Nina and the kids settle in their ancestral home, they discover a set of keys that unlock unexplored dimensions and supernatural entities while also gaining new abilities and unleashing sinister forces. Locke & Key has all the elements one could expect from a horror-fantasy story from the son of Stephen King: unknown dimensions, demons, children who are especially sensitive to the supernatural, and family secrets.
After an unaired TV pilot back in 2011 (which ended up being screened only at 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International), and with Doctor Strange’s director Scott Derrickson leaving the project due to scheduling conflicts, Locke & Key is starting to take shape after a long production process. Andrés Muschietti did an outstanding job with the adaptation of IT, so fans of Hill’s series can rest assured that Muschietti will do justice to the source material, while also bringing together a cast that can explore the many layers of the characters.
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