Is the third time the charm for Locke & Key to finally be made into a TV show or movie? After multiple false starts on both platforms, including a pilot shot and screened in 2011 that was almost universally loved by those who were lucky enough to see it and a potential film first discussed in 2013, Locke & Key is supposedly heading back to television as a miniseries. The previous attempt at a television adaptation would have been helmed by some of the same group that eventually launched Sleepy Hollow. Based on the epic rollercoaster of quality that series has gone through over the year, it may be a blessing in disguise that FOX’s possible series eventually fell apart.
For those who are not familiar with the popular horror comic book, Locke and Key revolves around a group of siblings who return to their childhood Massachusetts home after the death of their father. (Author Joe Hill is the son of famed horror writer Stephen King and has produced a similarly scary body of work, although Hill’s stories replace his father’s favored Maine setting with his home state of Massachusetts. As someone who calls Massachusetts her home state, trust me that the location change doesn’t take any of the scares out of the reading experience.) After their return to their house, the titular Locke siblings find keys in the house that provide them with supernatural abilities. However, there is an enemy at work who is after the keys and their powers which forces the kids to face off against the evil entity.