Back in May it was reported that Netflix was circling the TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic book series Locke & Key, following Hulu’s decision to pass on the pilot.
Well, we now have official confirmation that the streaming service has ordered a ten-episode season for the series, and will be redeveloping Hulu’s original scripts, as well as recasting the pilot, which starred Frances O’Connor, Nate Corddry, Samantha Mathis, Owen Teague and Danny Glover. It star Jackson Robert Scott will remain on board.
Joe Hill will write the first episode of the redeveloped series with Aron Eli Coleite, while Carlton Cuse and Meredith Avervill will serve as showrunners. It director Andy Muschietti remains involved as an executive producer, but will be unable to direct the new pilot due to his commitments to It: Chapter Two.
In addition to the Locke & Key news, Netflix has announced that it has also picked up the international distribution rights to Snowpiercer, and will offer the TNT series to markets outside the United States similar to what it does with the likes of Star Trek: Discovery, Black Lightning, Riverdale, Better Call Saul and the upcoming Nightflyers.