Locke & Key Pilot Adds Another Lead

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Sarah BolgerProducers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (“Fringe”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “Star Trek”), with an assist from 20th Century Fox TV and DreamWorks TV, are bringing Joe Hill’s comic series “Locke & Key” to life as a pilot for Fox. It tells the story of a mother, Nina Locke, and her three children Kinsey, Bode, and Tyler. Miranda Otto (“Lord of the Rings”) will play Nina, and now Deadline reports that one of the children has been cast as well. Irish actress Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors”) will play the daughter Kinsey.

The family

survive[s] an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals. The athletic middle child Kinsey [Bolger] is unhappily uprooted to her dad’s family home by her mom after he is brutally murdered.

IDW Publishing distributes “Locke & Key”, which began its spooky run in 2008, and currently has three completed story arcs, with a third that began in August still continuing. There is no other casting news, and it remains to be seen how closely the show will follow the plot of the comic.
Locke and Key Comic Book Panel

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Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight