‘Locke & Key’ Adds Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Alumni Owen Teague To The Cast

IDW Owen Teague Locke & Key Sam LesserIt looks as though actor Owen Teague will once again be working with IT director Andy Muschetti Hulu’s upcoming pilot for IDW’s Locke & Key.

Deadline is reporting that Teague will be the third cast member of the blockbuster remake of Stephen King’s classic novel to join the Locke & Key alongside Jackson Robert Scott and Megan Charpentier. Hulu’s Locke & Key is an adaptation of the hit IDW horror-fantasy comic which was written by Joe Hill who will also serve as an executive producer alongside Barbara Muschietti.

Teague will be portraying Sam Lesser, who is a troubled teen who murders the father of the Locke children. The comic book tells the story of the three Locke children who after the gruesome death of their father are forced to take up residence in the fictional town of Lovecraft, Massachusetts where they have to take up residence in a mysterious house. Little do the Locke children know is that the house not only has a series of magical keys but also an unseen evil lurking throughout the corners of the home.

Coincidentally, it is also worth noting that the pilot is at the helm of Muschetti isn’t the only connection Locke & Key shares with IT as the comic’s writer Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King.

Carlton Cuse (LostBates MotelThe Strain, and Colony) will serve as the showrunner for the pilot along with the rest of the show if greenlit.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Locke & Key as we learn it.

Source: Deadline

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Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles.  Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems  from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet.  Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing.   Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.

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A freelance journalist since 2015 based out of Central Florida. Michael is a collector of vinyl records, comic books, a coffeephile and an overall nerd....