Well, that didn’t take too long. About one week after it was spilled that Josh Friedman (showrunner/executive producer/writer), Steven Spielberg (executive producer), and Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (executive producers) were going to work on an adaptation of Joe Hill’s comic book Locke & Key FOX swiftly decided to pick up the show and made a series commitment to the project. For a show to receive a direct-to-series order says a lot about the potential for it. Upcoming shows like The Walking Dead (AMC) and Terra Nova (FOX) follow in Locke & Key‘s footsteps; they were given a full series order without having to prove their worth by taping a pilot episode beforehand. Heather Kadin, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Ted Adams join as executive producers. 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks TV are signed on to back the venture. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, there are talks that the show will be “a potential summer project.” Glad to hear things are full steam ahead.
Locke & Key follows three teenage brothers, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke, who move to a Massachusetts mansion where they find the mystical Ghost Door which grants them powers, including the ability to separate his spirit from body and to transport between different worlds.