At long last, Netflix has released the first full-length trailer for Locke & Key. This serves as an adaptation of author Joe Hill's beloved comic book series of the same name. Hollywood has been trying to crack the code on this one for years and, finally, Netflix stepped in to make it happen. This represents our first real look at the adaptation and, if this is anything to go on, we're in for a creepy ride.
The Netflix original trailer kicks off with the family arriving at their new home, Keyhouse. A luxurious manor off the beaten path that their family has major ties to. As they begin to explore the large home, they come to find that Keyhouse is more of a literal name, as they discover several keys that open various doorways, unlocking amazing, and in some cases spooky, secrets. The whole thing looks surprisingly large in scope and quite ambitious. It has more of a classic Amblin movie vibe, with that Goonies comradery going on. Though, as the trailer rolls on we delve a bit more into straight-up horror territory.
The central cast 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 and Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) as Rendell Locke. Rounding out the ensemble are 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 author Joe Hill, Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, Aron Eli Coleite, Chris Ryall, Lydia Antonini and Ted Adams. Lindsey Springer, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert, Rick Jacobs, Tim Southam, John Weber and Frank Siracusa also serve as producers.
In Locke & Key, after their father is murdered under strange circumstances, the Locke family decides to move to their ancestral home, Keyhouse. Shortly after arriving, they discover the home is filled with magical keys that may be linked to their father's death. As they explore the different keys and the various powers they contain, a mysterious demon is awakened that will stop at nothing to steal them.
Locke and Key arrives February 7, 2020. The show was initially published by IDW in 2008. The book spanned six different miniseries, as well as a series of one-shots that followed. The series found a great deal of critical praise and even went on to win an Eisner Award in 2011. Originally, Fox tried to turn it into a show back in 2010. Those plans eventually fell through. In 2017, Hulu also stepped up to give it a go and that also didn't pan out. All these years later, the show is finally coming our way. Locke & Key season 1 hits the Netflix streaming service soon. Be sure to check out the trailer for yourself.