Fox Picks Up 'Locke & Key' Television Series

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Here is a small update to a story that broke last week: Fox has handed in a series commitment to the Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci-produced small screen adaptation of the graphic novel, Locke & Key by Stephen King's son, Joe Hill. Steven Spielberg is involved (via: DreamWorks Television), and Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, War of the Worlds) will be the showrunner on the series.

Here is the official synopsis from the publisher:

Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them.... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all...! Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez. Hill has received the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection and Best Short Story, and the Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award-2007, among his growing collection of critical accolades.

At the 2009 Eisner Awards, Locke & Key was nominated for Best Limited Series and Joe Hill was nominated for Best Writer. You can watch a trailer for the comic book that was created by IDW Publishing:

The first book in the series, titled "Welcome to Lovecraft", is available on Amazon for around $15 (or $16.50 in hardcover).

Locke & Key Cover