'Locke & Key': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's fantasy adventure
After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death
Fans of comic books, supernatural thrillers, and horror have a reason to celebrate. ‘Locke & Key’, an adaption of the American comic book series of the same name (which ran from 2008-2013), written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodríguez, will be available on Netflix as a series.
Per reports, the journey of ‘Locke & Key’ has been an arduous one. The show spent several years in production and has had stalled pilots at both Fox and Hulu. In fact, at one point, it was even set to become a feature film.
All 10 episodes of ‘Locke & Key’ will begin streaming on Netflix February 7.
As per Netflix’s official synopsis for ‘Locke & Key’: “After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them.”
The show has been described by Netflix as a "coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family." Per the comic books, the story began in the year of the American Revolution.
A group of rebels who were hiding beneath what would later become Keyhouse discovered a portal to another dimension. Called Leng, this place was filled with demons, who try as they might, could not enter the physical world without collapsing into lumps of “whispering iron”. A young metalsmith named Benjamin Locke had then forged this iron into a variety of magical keys, including the “Omega Key”, which sealed the entrance to the dimension.
Jackson Robert Scott as Bode Locke
Scott is an 11-year-old American child actor and is most famous for playing Georgie Denbrough in the adaptations of Stephen King's 'It Chapter One' and 'It Chapter Two'.
Connor Jessup as Tyler Locke
The 25-year-old Canadian actor, writer, and director is known for his role in the science fiction television series 'Falling Skies'. He is also known for his roles in 'American Crime' and 'Blackbird'.
Emilia Jones as Kinsey Locke
The 17-year-old Welsh child actress is best known for her role in the 2013 'Doctor Who' episode 'The Rings of Akhaten'. She's also acted in the British thriller series 'Utopia' and the film 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'.
Per Netflix, executive producers for 'Locke & Key' include Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, Aron Eli Coleite, Joe Hill, Chris Ryall with Lydia Antonini and Ted Adams for IDW, Lindsey Springer for Genre Arts, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs for Circle of Confusion, Tim Southam, John Weber and Frank Siracusa for Take 5.
The trailer for ‘Locke & Key’ dropped Wednesday and it looks eerie. It begins innocently enough — the Locke family (mother and children), looking for a fresh start, moves town and begins settling into Keyhouse. As they try to find their footing, they discover something weird with the place.
They start hearing a mysterious voice that says things like, “Keyhouse is filled with amazing keys.” And once they discover the keys, things get wild. From astral projections to magical vaults, these keys unlock a variety of treasures. Things then get dark. They realize that not only are the keys dangerous — fire and blood make that pretty clear — but also, they may have a connection to their murdered father.
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