Are you ready to enter the Keyhouse? Back in May, it was reported that Netflix was looking to give a series order to the long-in-development Locke & Key adaptation (based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez's IDW comic book series of the same name) after it was passed on by Hulu, and now the news is official, as Netflix has confirmed that they are moving forward with a 10-episode first season based on the Lovecraftian tale.

While a pilot episode of the Locke & Key series had already been created for Hulu with IT director Andy Muschietti at the helm, Netflix wants to take the adaptation in a different creative direction with a new cast (Frances O'Connor, Owen Teague, Jack Mulhern, Megan Carpentier, Jackson Robert Scott, and Nate Corddry starred in the Hulu pilot episode—the second pilot episode for the potential series, as another one was made with a different cast by FOX in 2011).

Joe Hill will executive produce along with Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, who will also serve as co-showrunners. Additionally, Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti are among the executive producing team for the adaptation of the IDW comic book series that follows three siblings and their mother as they move into a creepy mansion in Maine that is home to more than just cobwebs and creaky floorboards.

When the Locke & Key series was at Hulu, a writers' room reportedly put together seven scripts for the show, but Netflix will be "redeveloping" the existing scripts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aron Eli Coleite (Star Trek: Discovery, The River, Heroes) rewrote "the pilot episode alongside comic creator Joe Hill."

While a premiere date, director, and new casting details have yet to be announced, we have official details from Netflix below, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed.

"Netflix is redeveloping the scripts and re-casting the new series.

Locke & Key, written by Joe Hill, is a horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.

The IDW Publishing Locke & Key comic book franchise, co-created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, has garnered both awards and acclaim during its ten-year run; has been translated into dozens of languages across the globe; and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

Episodes: 10 x 60

Creator / Writer / Executive Producer: Joe Hill

Showrunners / Executive Producers: Carlton Cuse (producing through Genre Arts), Meredith Averill

Executive Producers: David Ozer (IDW), Ted Adams (IDW), Lindsey Springer (producing through Genre Arts), Aron Eli Coleite, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert (Circle of Confusion), Rick Jacobs (Circle of Confusion)

Series developed by: Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite and Meredith Averill

First Episode written by: Joe Hill and Aron Eli Coleite"

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