Netflix has released the first teaser for Locke & Key. This serves as the long-awaited TV series adaptation of Joe Hill's acclaimed comic book of the same name. It's had a long, messy road to the small screen, having been developed in various iterations for various networks (and even a rival streaming service) at various points in time. Now, it's finally coming our way in early 2020 and this first footage is firey and full of secrets.
This is mere seconds worth of footage, so there isn't much to glean from it. However, we do see a house on fire, totally engulfed in flames. Some eerie music plays in the background as the building burns. The logo for the series is then revealed, and that's about it. Netflix has described the show as "a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family."That doesn't help too much in extracting any meaning from this initial footage, but we'll hopefully be learning more in the near future. One has to imagine this means we'll be getting a full-length trailer sooner rather than later. The teaser was shared with the following caption.
"Sometimes the secrets have to burn."
The cast for Netflix's latest original series includes Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) as Nina Locke, Jackson Robert Scott (IT) as Bode Locke, Connor Jessup (American Crime) as Tyler Locke, Emilia Jones (Incident In a Ghost Land) as Kinsey Locke, Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) as Rendell Locke, Laysla De Oliveira (In the Tall Grass) as Dodge, Thomas Mitchell Barnet (Into the Dark: Deal or No Deal) as Sam Lesser and Griffin Gluck (American Vandal) as Gabe. Executive producers include Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, Aron Eli Coleite, Joe Hill, Chris Ryall, Lydia Antonini and Ted Adams. Lindsey Springer, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert, Rick Jacobs, Tim Southam, John Weber and Frank Siracusa are on board as producers as well.
Locke & Key centers on the Locke family. After the murder of their father, who died under mysterious circumstances, they move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse. As they become familiar with the large house, they come to discover it is full of magical keys that may be connected in some way to their father's death. As the children explore the different keys and their distinctive powers, a mysterious entity awakens who is determined to steal them.
Fox originally was developing the comic as a show in 2010. That didn't pan out and, more recently, the project shifted to Hulu. For a time, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson was attached to direct and produce the pilot, with C. Robert Cargill writing. That version was scrapped as well, paving the way for Netflix to come in and finally make it a reality. Locke & Key season 1 is set to debut on February 7, 2020. Be sure to check out the teaser from the Locke & Key Twitter account for yourself.