Earlier this year it was announced that Locke & Key, the hit IDW horror-fantasy comic from writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, would get a third chance at adaptation. After a pilot failed to produce a series in 2011 and a film development failed to produce much of anything, the series got new life with a pilot order from Hulu.
Now that pilot is in production, and Locke & Key: The Series is one step closer to reality. For proof, Hill posted an image to his Instagram account of the pilot's very first (gorgeous) shot. Check it out:
The image was regrammed from producer Barbara Muschiettie (IT), so it seems Hill might not actually have been there in person on the day. It's still a lovely shot, though, and for someone who's been working for years to get this project onscreen, it's probably a moment of great hope.
Locke & Key was scripted by Hill and will be directed by IT's Andy Muschietti (who you can see standing to the left of the camera), who replaced Scott Derrickson on the project over the summer. The showrunner and producer on the project will be Carlton Cuse, best known for shows like Lost and the recently concluded Bates Motel. It's a solid lineup. Now we just have to see if the pilot impresses Hulu enough to finally get us a full series.