'Locke & Key' Writer Josh Friedman Inks Deal With 20th Television

Under the pact, the scribe will join Fox’s "Bones" spinoff "The Finder" as well as develop new projects.
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Locke & Key writer/executive producer Josh Friedman has inked a three-year deal with 20th Television and will join Fox’s Bones spinoff The Finder as a consulting producer.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Friedman, who created Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and penned the screenplay for features The Black Dahlia and War of the Worlds, will develop new projects for the studio in addition to joining The Finder.

Friedman wrote and executive produced the Fox pilot Locke & Key, a thriller following a family in crisis as they move into a haunted house full of secrets and based on the graphic novel by Joe Hill, which the network ultimately passed on last month.

The Finder, starring Geoff Stults as a military-trained finder who helps people locate lost items or persons in the Florida Keyes, rolled out as a back-door pilot to solid ratings in April and will fill in for the recently renewed Bones to accommodate co-star Emily Deschanel’s pregnancy.