Get ready for another comic book adaptation on Netflix–and this time it’s definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to an adaptation of Locke and Key, the IDW comic by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.
For those unfamiliar with Locke and Key, the story follows a family that moves into a haunted estate after the murder of the family patriarch. Once there, the family’s three children discover keys that they must protect from an evil being that wants to gain control of them.
If a Locke and Key TV show sounds familiar, that’s because Netflix wasn’t the show’s original destination. Hulu commissioned a pilot for the series, with Lost and Bates Motel alum Carlton Cuse serving as showrunner. While Hulu passed on the project in the end, The Hollywood Reporter says Netflix saw something there.
Now the streamer is in talks to license the rights to Locke and Key itself and redevelop the project, with Cuse and Hill remaining as executive producers. The original pilot will not be used. Instead, the series will be recast and find a new director.
Andy Muschietti, who helmed It: Chapter One, will be unable to return to the project due to his commitments to the horror franchise. He will, however, still be credited as an executive producer on the show.
Locke and Key joins a growing list of non-Marvel comic book adaptations in the works at Netflix. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, an offshoot of The CW’s Riverdale, is currently in production. Additionally, the streamer has ordered an adaptation of the supernatural comic Raising Dion, to be executive produced by Michael B. Jordan.