Though Fox ultimately decided to pass on the series adaptation of the graphic novel Locke & Key, audiences will still get a chance to see the pilot. Deadline reports IDW Publishing, the company behind the book, is hosting a special screening of the pilot complete with a panel discussion featuring creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, the pilot’s writer/executive producer Josh Friedman and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. However, the audience won’t be all that huge since the screening has been set in Room 8 (with the panel following in Room 9) on July 22nd at 10:30am. So if you’re desperate to see the fallen pilot, this might be your only chance. Of course, if fan reaction is big enough, perhaps the network will reconsider. For those just joining us, details on the story are after the jump.
The series follows Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode. After the brutal murder of Nina’s husband Rendell Locke, the four return to Keyhouse, his old family home in Massachusetts. There, they are pestered by an evil entity named Dodge that’s determined to hold the family hostage one way or another until it gets what it wants. Nick Stahl also stars in the pilot and Never Let Me Go director Mark Romanek was at the helm of the pilot. Hopefully we’ll have someone at the convention to check out the panel so stay tuned.