ARTNEWSPRESS: Netflix dropped the trailer for “Locke & Key” on Wednesday morning, which is the first look at the streaming service’s long-awaited TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’ best-selling IDW comic book series about the Locke family and their magical home.
In the trailer, which you can view via the video above and this link, we see the Lockes — mother Nina (Darby Stanchfield) and her children, Bode (Jackson Robert Scott), Tyler (Connor Jessup) and Kinsey (Emilia Jones) — move into Keyhouse, their ancestral home, following the mysterious murder of their father, Rendell (Bill Heck).
It’s not long before the siblings discover the house is filled with magical keys, each with different powers, that could somehow be connected to their dad’s death. That would be cool and all except they also find out that, as Tyler puts it, a “crazy evil” demon is trying to steal them.
From Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Bates Motel”) and Meredith Averill (“The Haunting of Hill House”), Netflix describes the 10-episode series as “a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.”
“Locke & Key” stars Stanchfield, Scott, Jessup, Jones, Heck, as well as Laysla De Oliveira as Dodge, Sherri Saum as Ellie Whedon, Thomas Mitchell Barnet as Sam Lesser, Griffin Gluck as Gabe and Coby Bird as Rufus Whedon.
Cuse and Averill executive produce along with Hill, Aron Eli Coleite and Chris Ryall. Other executive producers include Lydia Antonini and Ted Adams producing for IDW Entertainment, Lindsey Springer for Genre Arts, and Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs for Circle of Confusion, and Tim Southam, John Weber and Frank Siracusa for Take 5.
“Locke & Key” premieres Feb. 7 on Netflix.