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'Locke and Key" Coming To TV?

The successful IDW comic series may be getting some screen time!


The Vulture section of New York Magazine recently reported that the successful comic book series Locke and Key, published by IDW, may not make it's way to the big screen- but the small screen! According to the recent report, director/producer Steven Spielberg and Fringe's Kurtzman/Orci have plans to adapt Locke and Key to television with a little help from The Sarah Connor Chronicles writer/executive producer Josh Friedman. The rights to a Locke and Key movie and TV adaptation were purchased back in 2008 by Dimension, and now it seems that the series may finally get off the ground. Backed by 20th Century Fox TV and co-produced by Dreamworks TV, it will be written and produced by Josh Friedman.  

If you haven't read Locke and Key and you are a fan of the horror comic genre, then this is absolutely one series that you should be reading! The comic centers around three kids who discover that the New England Mansion which they live has mystical properties. Different doors within the home have the ability to transport them to mystical places and bestow upon them magical powers. IDW has made a very cool trailer that could very well be the key (get it?) to get you to pick up this series! Check it out below and let us know what you think!  Have you read Locke and Key? Do you enjoy the series? Are you looking forward to a possible television adaptation?
 
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Posted by ComicMan24

I haven't read the series although I'm somewhat familiar with the story. I would like to see it on TV.

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Posted by Silkcuts
@Babs:  If Stephen King's books make block buster movies, why not his Son (Joe Hill) make hit TV shows.
Thanks for the link Babs.
Posted by allenibrahim

I've read the first two collected trades, and I LOVE Locke & Key. Hearing that Friedman is writing it definitely interests me as well.

Posted by Silkcuts
@allenibrahim said:
" I've read the first two collected trades, and I LOVE Locke & Key. Hearing that Friedman is writing it definitely interests me as well. "
I hope this series can last longer then Terminator.  that show should of had a 3rd season at least.
Posted by pinchpaker29

Even if this lasts only 1 or 2 seasons it would still be awesome! Although it has the potential to last a really long time...  I hope they do it just like in the comics.

Posted by Pizawle

Awesome series but FOX?! Doomed from the start I'm afraid.

Posted by Sasuke

i love lock and key hope it works out

Posted by NikoAlexander

...meh

Posted by jakob187
@Pizawle said:
" Awesome series but FOX?! Doomed from the start I'm afraid. "
The same station that did X-Files?  It could absolutely work.
Posted by Cherry Bomb

 
Seems interesting. [:  
although I'm not sure if it can translate too well onto the small screen, but I'd love to watch it, I could be wrong. ^_^

Posted by NightFang
@ComicMan24 said:
" I haven't read the series although I'm somewhat familiar with the story. I would like to see it on TV. "
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Posted by Pizawle
@jakob187:  That was a long time ago, friend. 
 
These days Fox is awful. They handle things poorly and they seem to have an obsession with canceling shows.
Posted by The_Martian

I heard of this series before. Hopefully it will be good on tv.

Posted by Silkcuts
@Pizawle said:
" Awesome series but FOX?! Doomed from the start I'm afraid. "
said because its true.
Posted by GraphicCasualFreak

I would love to see this, I'm not a reader of Lock and Key but it looks interesting to me.

Posted by foxglove

One of my favorite series, I'd LOVE to see this happen.

Posted by Ban_Dark

Haven't read it yet but i will soon.
Posted by satanmode

I LOVE Locke & Key.  One of the most exciting comics I've read in a loooong time.  Hope the show is amazing too!

Posted by MarchToWar

It’s a good book, would work well as a short series.    

Posted by The Impersonator

I have a bad feeling about this since Fox is involved in the TV adaptation.
Posted by texasdeathmatch
@Babs: Just finished the last trade, and this by far one of the greatest series I've ever read. 
 
 It's like a dark, mysterious version of Narnia. I'd love to see this on TV, though it should be on Premium Cable like HBO or Showtime, or AMC. 
 
Anywho, is there anymore news of new development? I randomly stumbled onto this series from Amazon, so I've never heard anything else about it.