Published: Friday, 07 February 2020 12:15 | Written by Christiane Elin
Locke and Key Press Day - 2/05/20 Presentation - Part One Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, Joe Hill, and Gabriel Rodriguez
Most may be familiar with Locke and Key from the long published graphic novel from IDW Publishing. You may have heard of Locke and Key when it was in development as a series for FOX; the pilot was screened at San Diego Comic Con in 2011 but was not picked up. In 2014, Universal Pictures had announced it would be a feature film trilogy. While the trilogy didn’t happen, in 2017, Hulu gave a pilot order but passed on ordering it to series. Ultimately in 2018, Netflix ordered ten episodes, and it’s finally ready for longtime fans and newcomers to dive into the Locke Family’s life in the Keyhouse.
Netflix invited SciFi Vision to the Locke and Key Press Day at their Los Angeles Headquarters. Locke and Key is available to stream now on Netflix. Locke and Key Executive Producers and Showrunners, Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, Writer, Joe Hill, and Artist, Gabriel Rodriguez were in attendance.
A highlight of the press day event is that we were one of the first to see the new keys, Mirror and Matchstick, which were made specifically for the series.
Although Netflix has not announced a renewal for a second season, Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill confirmed that they have begun writing the second season.
Below are the first set of videos from the press presentation.
Bringing the Show to Television
* On how Cuse got involved in the show and them bringing it to Netflix
* On Cuse and Hill collaborating with Hill on the pilot
* On Averill joining the project
* On learning from previous iterations and deciding to focus on fantasy elements while also maintaining cross genre storytelling
* Averill on reading the comic and its similarities to Hill House
* Averill on sharing a similar vision with Cuse
Locke and Key Press Presentation - Bringing the Show to Television Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and Joe Hill
From Page to Screen
* On how television is a different medium than comics and has different logic and rules
* On their willingness to change things and letting the showrunners create their version
* On how some things you can do in comics and not in television and vice versa
* Television network format vs. Netflix format
Locke and Key Press Presentation - From Page to Screen Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
From the Head Key to Keyhouse
* On the challenges of adapting the Head Key panel for television
* On what would be inside their heads if they used the Head Key
* On creating the design for inside Kinsey's head and how it differed from the comics
* On adapting the Keyhouse for television and making it functional and practical
* On how the television series is more fantasy than horror compared to the comics
Locke and Key Press Presentation - From Page to Screen Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, Joe Hill, and Gabriel Rodriguez