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Development: Locke & Key finds the Locke children; The Mandalorian lands Black Panther composer

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Dec 19, 2018

Netflix's upcoming adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's supernatural comic book series Locke & Key has found two of its "key" cast members.

Deadline reports that Connor Jessup (American Crime) and British actress Emilia Jones (Doctor Who) have been cast as siblings Tyler and Kinsey Locke, respectively. The two young thespians join It alumnus Jackson Robert Scott, who plays their younger brother Bode Locke.

The story revolves around the three Locke children, who move to the family's ancestral home in Massachusetts following the murder of their father. Once there, they discover that the house contains a set of keys that imbue the owners with all kinds of magical powers. But the keys are also coveted by a demon lurking in the house who wants to gets its hands on them at all costs.

Hill and Carlton Cuse (Lost) are executive producers on the show, which got a 10-episode order from Netflix earlier this year. Both Fox and Hulu developed the series previously and even shot pilots, but neither version was picked up. Scott also appeared as Bode in the Hulu version, but no other cast members were retained by Netflix.


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Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson has been recruited to create the score for the upcoming live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, according to StarWars.com. In addition to his Grammy- and Golden Globe-nominated work on last February's massive Marvel hit, Göransson has also composed scores for Venom, Creed, Creed II, and Fruitvale Station. He's also a record producer who collaborated recently with Solo: A Star Wars Story star Donald Glover on his latest album under the name Childish Gambino (see photo above).

"Words fail to express how surreal and humbling it feels to be invited into the Star Wars universe. I am deeply grateful to Jon Favreau and Disney for this opportunity and to John Williams for raising the bar so high with his iconic, intrepid scores -- they will never be matched," said Göransson in a statement. "In these next months I hope to honor the tradition of Star Wars’ musical landscape while propelling The Mandalorian into new and unchartered territory. And I will try to remember that there is no try."

Favreau is writing and executive-producing The Mandalorian, with pilot director Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson also aboard as executive producers. The first-ever live-action TV show set in the Star Wars universe stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The show will premiere on the Disney+ streaming service, which is set to launch in late 2019.


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