Author Joe Hill will be writing the pilot and serving as an executive producer for the project. Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead) will also serve as executive producers. The property is being developed as a straight to series project, and IDW Entertainment will maintain worldwide rights.
Hollywood attempts to adapt Locke & Key have been tried before. Fox developed it for a while as a potential series, but eventually passed (see “Fox Passes on 'Locke & Key'”). Then Universal picked it up for a movie in 2013, but ran into contractual difficulties (see “'Locke & Key' Movie Tied Up”). Hill himself confirmed the movie was dead last year (see “'Locke & Key' Movie 'Dead'”). In the same statement Hill expressed hope that IDW’s TV division might rescue the project (see “IDW Launches TV Development Division”), which has now come to pass.