'Locke & Key': Happy Together's Felix Mallard Joins Netflix Series Adapt

Netflix's adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's comic book Locke & Key has added Happy Together actor Felix Mallard to the ensemble cast in a recurring role. Mallard is set to play Lucas Caravaggio, a charming teenager in the town of Matheson whose exposure to magic leads to serious complications. The ten-episode  supernatural-fantasy drama stems from Hill, Carlton Cuse, and IDW Entertainment.

'Locke & Key': Happy Together's Felix Mallard Joins Netflix Series Adapt
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Netflix's adaptation of the horror/fantasy comic book series focuses on the Locke siblings – Kinsey (Utopia's Emilia Jones), Tyler (American Crime's Connor Jessup), and Bode (It's Jackson Robert Scott) – who move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts after the gruesome murder of their father, only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Standing in their way is a devious demon who also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them.

After the traumatic home attack, Nina Locke (Scandal's Darby Stanchfield) moves her family across the country to Keyhouse for a fresh start — and also to solve the mystery surrounding her late husband Rendell's murder. She struggles with her new role as a single mom, as Rendell was always more the traditional parent type. She's much more comfortable as an artist and house renovator.

Petrice Jones' (Step Up: High Water) Scot is a massive horror movie nerd and ringleader of the "Savini Squad" – a group of teen misfits named for famed special effects artist Tom Savini – who becomes Kinsey Locke's first friend at the Academy.

Laysla De Oliveira's Dodge is a beautiful, unpredictable and sinister demon in human form that torments the Locke family.

Kevin Alves' Javi is the colorful life of the party who doesn't take life too seriously – doing his best to try to persuade new friend Tyler Locke to do the same.

Griffin Gluck's (American Vandal) Gabe is a new boarding student at Matheson Academy who befriends Kinsey Locke.

Steven Williams' (The Chi, The X-Files) will recur as Joe Ridgeway, an esteemed teacher at Matheson Academy who connects with the newly arrived Locke family and who might be in for much more than he was expecting.

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Hill and Cuse are joined on the creative team by Aron Eli Coleite and Meredith Averill. The first episode is written by Hill and Coleite, and Cuse and Averill will serve as showrunners. Michael Morris (Better Call Saul, Preacher) has been tapped to direct the first two episodes. It's Andy Muschietti and Cuse will serve as executive producers, alongside with Barbara Muschietti, Hill, Averill, Coleite and Morris. Genre Arts' Lindsey Springer, IDW Entertainment's Ted Adams, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs via Circle of Confusion will also executive produce.

Variety (exclusive report)

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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