After eight years, "Locke and Key" has finally found a home on Netflix.
The adaptation of the popular comics series by Joe Hill has been through development hell. There was talk of a movie, but that gave way to a TV pilot executive produced by Steven Spielberg. It was supposed to air on Fox in 2011, but the network pulled the plug before it ever aired.
Then, the project was revived with "Lost" and "Bates Motel" producer Carlton Cuse on board. Last year, Hulu ordered a pilot helmed by "It" director Andy Muschietti, but the streaming service declined to move forward. Now, Netflix is in serious talks to buy the rights and reignite it as a series.
"Locke and Key" centers on three siblings recovering from the gruesome murder of their father. They move to their ancestral home in Maine and discover it comes with a set of keys that have magical powers. Problem is a demon also covets the keys.
Cuse is still executive producing, as are Muschietti, and Muschietti's sister, Barbara Muschietti. However, Muschietti won't direct a new pilot since he's busy with "It 2." The project will also be entirely recast.