The pilot was originally shot for streaming service, Hulu, who decided to pass on the pilot, and it was then picked up by rival streaming service, Netflix.
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This is the 3rd pilot based on the comic book series, Locke and Key, and the third attempt at an adaptation. The first pilot was shot in 2010 by Fox, but was not picked up by them, and screened at the following year's San Diego Comic Con. The second failed attempt was a movie adaptation by Universal Studios.
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Scott Derrickson originally signed on to Direct this project but because of scheduling, he dropped out and Andy Muschietti took his place to Direct Locke and Key
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Megan Charpentier, Owen Teague, and Jackson Robert Scott are from IT (2017) and Andy Muschietti was the director and is the Director for Locke and Key
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Coincidentally, Frances O'Connor, who has been cast as Nina Locke in the show, and Miranda Otto , who played the same role in the failed FOX pilot from 2011, were co-stars on the short-lived ABC series Cashmere Mafia.
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IDW Publishing officially announced the partnership with HULU (streaming service) for the pilot series on April 20, 2017 via social media platforms.
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