News just broke that Joe Hill’s epic graphic novel “Locke and Key” has been passed up for a second time to finally make the transition to the small screen. The series, which first got the pilot treatment in 2010 for Fox, has now also been passed up by streaming giant Hulu after the recent change in their management and thus, their production model. Fox’s 2010 effort, starring Nick Stahl, premiered before comicon audiences to positive reviews, only to never see the light of day. It was only a mater of time before the property was revisited.
I love this series. In fact, for me, it ranks alongside Watchmen and Miller’s The Dark Knight returns as one of the most thoughtful and provocative graphic novels of the last 50 years. I, for one, hope that Netflix or Amazon can see the value that others have hard a hard time with and pick this up, giving it the justice it deserves.