Based on the best-selling graphic novels by Joe Hill, Locke & Key follows three siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of potential powers… unfortunately the vast array of supernatural forces comes with a downside: it appears their father’s death is linked to his knowledge of the keys there are others who will do anything to possess them.
This is not the first time an attempt has been made to bring the concept to the tv screen. There was a pilot made in 2011 which, unfortunately, never went to a series. Having seen that unaired pilot, which starred the likes of Miranda Otto, Nick Stahl, Mark Pellegrino, Ksenia Solo and Sarah Bolger, it all seemed very promising and well made and the decision not to give it a full run seemed more a victim of a highly competitive marketplace and production costs at the time.
This new version, which seems to boast an even bigger budget and marketing machine will run to ten episodes, launches on 7th February and stars Connor Jessop, Emilia Jones, Darby Stanchfield, Sherri Saum and Griffin Gluck. It comes from the team of Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House).
You can see the main series trailer below and also get a sneak peek at the first two minutes of the first episode here…