Could Netflix have another water cooler show with upcoming fantasy-horror series Locke & Key?
The hype is building for the upcoming series, an adaption of the much-loved comics by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. The plot follows three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father’s murder. They discover their new home holds magical keys that must be used in a stand against an evil creature.
I’m not well-versed with the comics, although I do know of the loyal fanbase they have. Judging from the trailers alone (watch the first one released right HERE), Locke & Key looks great; production quality seems high and that fantasy plot could/should allow for an engrossing narrative. Let’s hope the comic fans fans are happy with the screen adaptation and that the rest of us are treated to an imaginative, creepy and binge-worthy series to add to that ever-grossing list of must-watch shows. It’s almost impossible to dwindle down that Netflix ‘My List’, right?!
Locke & Key, starring Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) as Nina Locke, Jackson Robert Scott (IT) as Bode Locke, Connor Jessup (American Crime) as Tyler Locke, Emilia Jones (Horrible Histories: The Movie) as Kinsey Locke, and Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) as Rendell Locke, among others, will be hitting Netflix on February 7.
Official synopsis for Locke & Key:
After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), the series is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.