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One of television's most-rumored adaptations is finally happening. Joe Hill, who not that long ago got some great news that an adaptation of NOS4A2 is finally getting off the ground, struck gold twice this year as Netflix has agreed to adapt another one of his well-known works. That's right, Locke & Key is officially happening, and it's looking like Netflix is going out with the old and in with the new now that it has the reigns on the franchise.
Netflix's acquisition of Locke & Key is welcome news to fans, as the series had officially become a free agent after Hulu opted to pass on its in-development adaptation's pilot back in March. Now, Netflix is in control and announced it's redeveloping scripts and recasting roles we're assuming in an effort to shape the series to something it envisions people will binge. The show is currently slated for 10 hourlong episodes, and minus the recasting of roles, seems to have most of the show's behind-the-scenes team from the Hulu project intact.
This includes the author of Locke & Key Joe Hill, who will work as a writer and executive producer on the adaptation. So far, Hill is only confirmed to be a co-writer on the first episode, which will also be written by Star Trek: Discovery and Heroes writer Aron Eli Coleite. Coleite is a new addition behind the scenes and Deadline reports was added as an executive producer along with Meredith Averill. IT director Andy Muschietti is also on board as an executive producer, although with the director currently working on IT Chapter Two, it's assumed he won't be directing an episode of Locke & Key like he did for the Hulu pilot.
The Locke & Key comic book series has gained a fair amount of acclaim throughout the years as well as a pretty strong fanbase. The series centers on three siblings who return to their ancestral home following the murder of their father. Upon arrival, they find some magical keys that give them a variety of powers and abilities, which is a nice consolation all things considered. Unfortunately, there's a demon who wants those keys, which means there's going to be trouble for these kids before too long. Of course, anyone who knows Joe Hill could've assumed that as the author's father Stephen King is awfully adept at landing people in horrifying and perilous situations.
Locke & Key's Netflix adaptation doesn't have a release date yet, although fans have been waiting so long for an adaptation many are probably just happy it's happening. For a look at what other things are coming to Netflix in the near future, be sure to visit our Netflix premiere guide. For premiere dates regarding television, our summer premiere guide is a great resource for finding new shows.