Netflix‘s 10-episode series adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s comic book series Locke & Key has added two more citizens to the television town of Lovecraft, Massachusetts. American Vandal‘s Griffin Gluck is set to join the cast as a series regular, while veteran genre actor Steven Williams (The Chi, The X-Files) will take on a recurring role in the series, stemming from Hill, Carlton Cuse and IDW Entertainment.
Netflix’s adaptation of the horror/fantasy comic book series focuses on the Locke siblings – Kinsey (Utopia‘s Emilia Jones), Tyler (American Crime‘s Connor Jessup), and Bode (It‘s Jackson Robert Scott) – who move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts after the gruesome murder of their father, only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Standing in their way is a devious demon who also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them.
Gluck’s Gabe is a new boarding student at Matheson Academy who befriends Kinsey Locke. Williams will recur as Joe Ridgeway, an esteemed teacher at Matheson Academy who connects with the newly arrived Locke family and who might be in for much more than he was expecting.
Hill and Cuse are joined on the creative team by Aron Eli Coleite and Meredith Averill. The first episode will be written by Hill and Coleite, and Cuse and Averill will serve as showrunners. Netflix is not moving forward with the existing pilot, which was unexpectedly passed on by Hulu in March 2018, and instead chose to redevelop the scripts and re-cast most of the major roles, save Scott’s Bode Locke.
It‘s Andy Muschietti directed Hulu’s pilot, but work on It: Chapter Two will keep him from directing the Netflix version. Muschietti and Cuse will serve as executive producers, along with Barbara Muschietti, Cuse, Hill, Averill, and Coleite. Genre Arts’ Lindsey Springer, IDW Entertainment’s Ted Adams, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs via Circle of Confusion will also executive produce.