FOX officially picks up “Locke & Key” TV series
Last week we told you that the horror comic Locke & Key was being adapted for television, and now it seems that FOX has committed to airing at least a few episodes, so get your Tivo's ready. If you haven't read the comic yet, it's still in the early stages but it's undeniably good. It centers around a New England mansion called Keystone that houses magical doors that have the ability to transform those that pass through their archways. Without giving too much away, an evil creature also resides in the house, hellbent on opening one door in Keystone...a door that promises to unleash a bevy of dark forces. Eek!
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Joe Hill has somehow tapped directly into whatever made the mind of his father (Stephen King) tailor made for horror, and his writing is so transcedant of the usual fare that you almost become suspicious. Is Stephen King secretly writing this stuff? That of course is not the case, and is only meant to be a great compliment to Hill's writing.
Most TV shows are in desperate need of some quality writing, so it's a relief that Locke & Key will provide some much needed suspense and drama into a genre that has not really had a stand-out hit yet. Sure there's True Blood but that's HBO. With The Walking Dead and Locke & Key hitting soon, horror and TV fans have a lot to be thankful for.
Hopefully this will mark the beginning of a new kind of attitude from FOX, with more emphasis on quality shows than reality shows...fingers crossed.