Hulu continues to round out the Locke family, and this time, director Andy Muschietti (It) didn't have to look any further than his own directorial backyard. The streaming service announced on Tuesday that Jackson Robert Scott (It) will be joining the cast of Locke & Key, a one-hour horror/fantasy drama adaptation of the IDW comic book series from writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez.
Scott is set to play 8-year-old Bode Locke opposite Frances O'Connor's matriarch of the family, Nina. Youngest of the three Locke siblings, Bode maintains the optimism and exuberance that a child should as he finds himself uniquely attuned to the forces in and around Keyhouse.
Here's an overview of the series:
"Following their father's gruesome murder in a violent home invasion, the Locke children return to his childhood home of Keyhouse in secluded Lovecraft, Massachusetts. Their mother, Nina, is too trapped in her grief—and a wine bottle—to notice that all in Keyhouse is not what it seems: too many locked doors, too many unanswered questions. Older kids Tyler and Kinsey aren't much better. But not youngest son Bode, who quickly finds a new friend living in an empty well and a new toy, a key, that offers hours of spirited entertainment. But again, all at Keyhouse is not what it seems, and not all doors are meant to be opened. Soon, horrors old and new, real and imagined, will come ravening after the Lockes and the secrets their family holds."
Hill and Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) are shepherding the pilot with IDW Entertainment. Cuse is serving as showrunner and executive-producing the pilot with Hill, Andy Muschietti's sister Barbara Muschietti, Lindsey Springer, Ted Adams and David Ozer of IDW Entertainment; and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion. Muschietti is directing the pilot from Hill's script.