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Danny Glover has been a big name in showbiz for decades, with major credits on the big and small screen alike. His biggest role is arguably Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film franchise, and the premiere of the Lethal Weapon TV show on Fox naturally had many fans hoping for at least a cameo from Glover as tribute to the movies. Well, Glover doesn't seem to be coming to Lethal Weapon any time soon, but fans will be able to see him on the small screen. He has landed a role on a show that already sounds awesome: Hulu's Locke and Key.
Locke and Key will be a horror/fantasy TV show based on the graphic novel of the same name. The show will follow the adventures of three kids in the aftermath of the gruesome murder of their father. They move to their ancestral home in Matheson, Maine to start a new life as best they can after their father's death, but the house definitely doesn't allow them to get a fresh start without any darkness. The kids discover that the house comes with magical keys that give them a variety of powers. These keys might have been wonderful... if not for the demon that wants to get its hands on the key, and nothing will dissuade it from coming after the kids.
Danny Glover is on board Locke and Key to play an English teacher by the name of Joe Ridgeway, whose eccentric tendencies guarantee that he stands out among the staff at Matheson Academy. Although he befriends Nina after she brings her three kids to Matheson and becomes a positive figure in the lives of the youngsters, Ridgeway is privy to some secrets about the family and their home.
It has not yet been announced about how much of a presence Danny Glover will have in Locke and Key, although THR reports that he is not on board as a regular. While it's possible that he'll pop in for a cameo to kick off the series, the description of his character for the show indicates that he'll be around for at least more than one quick scene. Still, we can't say at this point. A lot may depend on how closely the Locke and Key TV show sticks to the plot of the comic.
Danny Glover joins a cast already comprised of Frances O'Connor as Nina Locke, Megan Charpentier as young Kinsey Locke, Jack Mulhern as eldest brother Tyler Locke, and youngest brother Jackson Robert as Bode Locke, with Nate Corddry as the kids' uncle Duncan Locke.
All things considered, Locke and Key has a pretty solid recipe for success for Hulu. Comic creator Joe Hill is collaborating with Carlton Cuse of Lost and Bates Motel to write the pilot, and Cuse will executive produce with Andy Muschietti of the smash hit movie IT. These three alone have the experience in horror and genre projects to craft a hit; they'll undoubtedly make an interesting team together.
We don't yet know when Locke and Key might debut on Hulu, so take a look at our fall TV guide to discover what you can watch while we wait.