Imagine if you had a set of keys that could transform the world around you. One key unlocks you from the binding of your body. One key lets your root around your brain. One key allows you to fly, another to essentially teleport. What would it mean to carry these keys? How would you shape the world? Who would you become? These are the questions at the heart of Netflix’s upcoming series Locke & Key.
Based on Joe Hill’s astounding graphic novels illustrated by Gabriel Rodríguez from IDW Publishing, Locke & Key follows siblings Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke on a wild adventure that begins at their dearly departed father’s ancestral home. There, they find the keys above and something sinister that wants them.
If you’ve read the graphic novels, you’re likely getting chills over familiar frames, magical MacGuffins, and that slinky voice coming out of the well. If you haven’t, you might well think Locke & Key looks like Stranger Things. And you wouldn’t be wrong. The books bring spooky fantasy elements into a coming-of-age tale that grapples with self-loathing, grief, and friendship. It looks like the show’s creators are hoping to bring all of this and the book’s moody style over to the small screen and maybe snag some Stranger Things fans in the process.
Speaking of the creators, Locke & Key has lined up some exciting talent behind the scenes. Directors for the first season include Dawn Wilkinson (Kim’s Convenience), Mark Tonderai (Castle Rock), Tim Southam (NOS4A2), Michael Morris (Preacher), and Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice, In The Tall Grass). As for the cast, Connor Jessup (Falling Skies), Emilia Jones (High-Rise) and Jackson Robert Scott (It) star as the Locke children, while Laysla De Oliveira (In The Tall Grass) will play Dodge.
Locke & Key Season 1 hits Netflix on February 7.
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