Netflix dropped the trailer for the new horror-fantasy series Locke & Key, which is based on the popular horror comic book series (2008 to 2013) by Joe Hill. Locke & Key is about three children who return to their ancestral home after the murder of their father, only to discover they are surrounded by magic. It spans timelines and dimensions, combining gore and the supernatural with surreal imagery. However it also tells a touching coming of age story about a family coping with loss.
Creators: Joe Hill (comic), Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite, Meredith Averill (series)
Cast: Kevin Alves, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Coby Bird
Streaming on: Netflix
The end of the trailer directs viewers to the url “rendelllockeisdead.com”, which links directly to the first scene from the series in the form of an unlisted video on YouTube.
Netflix seems to be the right place for an adaptation of source material such as Locke & Key. The streaming site doesn’t shy away from adapting dense source material (the success of The Witcher is a testament to Netflix’s ability to do this), nor is it afraid to develop something a little offbeat (like The Umbrella Academy). If the trailer is anything to go by, the show’s creators Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House) wanted to capture the spirit of the comics. One thing is for sure, if it holds it’s own when compared to the brilliant artwork by Gabriel Rodríguez in the books, the show will be a huge success.
Locke & Key releases on Netflix on February 7.