Though his film career hasn’t exactly been stellar since his appearance in Sin City, perhaps Nick Stahl will find more success on TV. At least his chances seem better now since Deadline reports the actor has just landed a role in Fox’s pilot for the TV series adaptation of Locke & Key, a comic book from Joe Hill. The series was originally being developed for this summer, but instead will be held until the fall TV season.
The story follows Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey (Sarah Bolger), 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. Stahl will play Rendell’s younger brother Duncan Locke, an art teacher who lives nearby and frequently visits Nina and the kids and strangely has few memories of his time growing up in Keyhouse. With Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci working with Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV, I’m very interested in seeing this project come together.