A week or so ago, Joe Hill announced via Twitter that the pilot for the Locke & Key TV show might get one public airing after all:
Had word yesterday we'll probably be able to show the Locke & Key pilot at SDCC. It's not certain – things could change – but seems likely.
This has now been confirmed by IDW. Rich has slotted the info into our ever-expanding Comic-Con timetable, but let me give you specifics here.
The screening will take place on the morning of July 22nd at 10.30am. It will take place in Room 8. Subsequently, there will a panel in the adjacent Room 9 featuring Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, writer Josh Friedman and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Sadly, director Mark Romanek doesn't seem to be on the lineup. That's the nature of TV for you, I guess.
Now, I'm sure that IDW are interested in the renewed attention this will bring to the comics series, but could a glowing reception from the Con crowd see TV execs change their minds and look to pick the series up? We can but hope. It would be a nice way for the Con crowd to pull some weight in the face of increasing studio cynicism, too. We can't have the film and TV industries pushing geeks back into the margins again, can we?
Yes, I'm joking. Sort of.
Previously: a rather positive review of the show. There's no way I'm going to miss this screening.