Fantasy comic book series Locke and Key has won many awards for its six year series. The dark fantasy comic books have brought great acclaim to both writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. Rights to television and film adaptions have been vied over and abandoned by a number of a companies since before the full series was finished. An audio book was released in 2012 and was just as highly praised as the original graphic novels, also winning a number of awards. In 2014, a film was even announced, though that had fallen through by late 2015.
The story follows the lives of the three Locke children, Tyler, Kinsey and Bode, as they stumble through the aftermatch of their father’s tragic and mysterious death. After returning to the family estate, they begin to fall into the world of magic and demons that killed their father. Unwittingly, they unravel the gory details of the last moments of his life, gradually getting caught up in the same monstrous supernatural secrets that ultimately left them fatherless.
The idea of a televised adaptation is far from a new one, dating back as early as 2010, three years before the books were even close to ending.
At one point, the project even had Steven Spielberg signed on as a producer.
After bouncing around between Dimension, Dreamworks and finally 20th Century Fox, a pilot was made for the first story arc.
The trailer even looked pretty good.
Despite that, though, Fox decided against continuing with a full series.
Finally, IDW Entertainment, whose publishing branch produced the comic book version of the story, have announced that a TV series is once again on the horizon.
It is due to be written by Joe Hill, who will also take on a role of executive producer.
So far, little else is known about who else will be involved or even what network is likely to air it.
Hopefully, this time more will come of the project and it won’t end up abandoned half finished as so many ideas have before, yet another unfulfilled tease that have disappointed so many fans of the books already.