Production of Hulu's one-hour horror/fantasy drama adaption of IDW's Locke & Key continues. The series, based on the comic by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, has cast newcomer Jack Mulhern in the co-lead role of Tyler Locke. The oldest son of Rendell and Nina, Tyler is a protective older brother to his siblings. Also cast in the pilot is Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon).
The pilot is being written by Hill and directed by Andy Muschietti (It). The story focuses on three siblings (Mulhern, Megan Charpentier, Jackson Robert Scott) who, after the horrific murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine with their mother (Frances O'Connor). They discover a set of magical keys that give them various powers and abilities. But there is a demon who wants the keys and will do anything to get them. Tyler has to grow up quickly and tries to fill his father's shoes.
Glover has been cast as eccentric English teacher Joe Ridgeway. He becomes a mentor of sorts to Tyler when they move to Matheson.
Locke & Key is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (The Strain, Bates Motel) who will be the showrunner. Also executive producing Hill, Lindsey Springer and Barbara Muschietti, as well as IDW Entertainment's Ted Adams and David Ozer; and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion.