Synopsis: After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them.

Format: 10 episodes streaming on Netflix simultaneously.

Cast: Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Petrice Jones, Laysla De Oliveira, Griffin Gluck, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Steven Williams, Aaron Ashmore, Bill Heck, Sherri Saum, Coby Bird, Genevieve Kang, Felix Mallard, Hallea Jones

Directors: Michael Morris (1-2), Tim Southam (3-4), Mark Tonderai-Hodges (5-6), Dawn Wilkinson (7-8), Vincenzo Natali (9-10)
Writers: by Joe Hill (Based on Comic by, 1), Gabriel Rodriguez (Based on Comic by), Carlton Cuse (Developed by, 10), Aron Eli Coleite (Developed by, 1), Meredith Averill (Developed by, 3, 9, 10),Liz Phang (2, 9), Mackenzie Dohr (4), Andres Fisher-Centeno (5), Brett Treacy (6), Dan Woodward (6). Michael D. Fuller (7), Vanessa Rojas (8),

Provided something drastic doesn’t happen between this review posting and the show’s scheduled release on the 7th of February, Locke and Key’s long road to a live-action adaptation has finally come to its end. After many different incarnations and attempts to adapt this acclaimed comic series, Netflix has finally got the job done and delivered a fun series that as someone who hasn’t read the comics I enjoyed a lot. 

Based on the comic series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, it beings Nina Locke (Darby Stanchfield) moving her three children, Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones) and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott), from Seattle to the small town of Matheson after the murder of her husband, Rendell (Bill Heck). As they are moving in Rendell’s ancestral home, Keyhouse, Bode comes across a woman in a well (Laysla De Oliveira) who tells him that his new home is filled with magical keys. Dodge soon tricks Bode into providing her with the keys to help her escape from her well-prison and soon sets her sights on obtaining more of the keys. The majority of the season sees the Locke children discovering keys, learning how to use them and finding out more about their father’s time in Matheson.