Locke and Key is one of this year’s most anticipated new series. Good news: it’s now streaming on Netflix!
When previewing IDW Entertainment’s October Faction earlier this year, we mentioned they had another big series premiering soon: Netflix’s adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke and Key. After a very long and complicated journey, the series is now streaming on Netflix.
In case you’re wondering: Yes, this is a really big deal. Before becoming a streaming series, Locke and Key was winning awards for what was on the page, including the 2012 British Fantasy Award for Comic/Graphic Novel.
With all of the big hype surrounding Locke and Key, you might be wondering what exactly to expect (other than a good time, of course). The series centers around what happens to the Locke family after they leave their home in Seattle to move to live at Keyhouse Manor, which is their ancestors’ very special old property.
Netflix has released the first 10 minutes of the series (you can watch below), so you can see what happens as Bode (Jackson Robert Scott), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and Tyler (Connor Jessup) take the long drive from Seattle to Matheson with their mom, Nina (Darby Stanchfield). Once they get there, things start to get weird. The guy selling them ice cream seems to already know the family name, and then there’s the interesting look and collection of items inside Keyhouse Manor itself.
What you’ll also notice in those first 10 minutes is that Locke and Key immediately opens up on a mysterious note—and one that will have you yelling, “shut the front door” pretty quickly. Pay special attention to the magic key used in the opening scene, too, because those are going to be very important to the rest of the story.
Locke and Key promises to be one of Netflix’s most popular new shows. When you take quality content like this and turn it into a streaming series, it’s pretty difficult to go wrong. Still need more convincing? Check out the synopsis from IDW Entertainment:
Three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them.
For viewers who love shows like Riverdale and/or The Haunting of Hill House, this is a must watch. While also mentioning The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as a fandom that might have a fun time with Locke and Key, The Verge had this to say:
Locke and Key is what would happen if you took the brooding teen drama of Riverdale and combined it with the all-too-real family tragedy and otherworldly scares of The Haunting of Hill House.
There are also plenty of other positive early reviews for Locke and Key out there, and it’s currently at 78% on Rotten Tomatoes. Everyone will be talking about this series, so watch now!
Get ready to unlock a good time. Locke and Key is now streaming on Netflix!