6:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Hulu's 'Locke and Key' Stages 'It' Reunion With Key Casting
Hulu is staging an It reunion on Locke and Key.
Youngster Jackson Robert Scott has been cast in one of the key roles in Hulu's Carlton Cuse take on Joe Hill's beloved IDW comic, reuniting with It director Andy Muschietti who is helming the pilot.
Locke and Key is a horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them an array of powers. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.
Scott will play the pivotal role of Bode Locke, the youngest of the Locke family. Filled with all the optimism and imagination of an exuberant eight-year-old, Bode is especially attuned to the supernatural possibilities of Keyhouse...and especially vulnerable to the unnatural forces circling his family.
Scott plays Georgie in It, which bows Sept. 8 in theaters. His credits include episodes of Fear the Walking Dead and Criminal Minds. He's repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group, Artistic Endeavors and attorney Scott Whitehead.
Scott is the second actor cast in the Hulu project. He joins Frances O'Connor, who stars as Nina Locke, the matriarch of the family.
Comic book creator Hill and Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel, The Strain) are collaborating on the script for the hourlong pilot. Cuse will executive produce alongside Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti and Lindsey Springer, who serves as head of Cuse's production company. Cuse will serve as showrunner. IDW Entertainment president David Ozer and Hill also exec produce.