‘Locke & Key’ Pilot To Screen At San Diego Comic-Con

It could be the understatement of the year to say we were disappointed by the news that “Locke & Key” television series pilot might not make it to the small screen. The IDW Publishing comic is one of our favorites around Splash Page HQ, and everything seemed primed for it to make a successful jump from page to screen.

Alas, it wasn’t meant to be (on the FOX network, at least), but now it looks like fans will indeed be able to check out the pilot episode — if they can make it to San Diego for this year’s Comic-Con International.

Calling it “the most talked-about pilot not on the Fall schedule,” IDW will screen “Locke & Key” on Friday, July 22. The screening will be followed by a Q&A panel with comic creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, as well as pilot writer Josh Friedman, and producers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci.

Here’s all the info that will appear in the Comic-Con schedule:

Locke & Key Fox Pilot Screening
The most talked-about pilot not on the Fall schedule was the Fox production of Locke & Key. This one-time-only screening of the entire pilot will show you just what a void there will be on your TVs this fall. Come watch the special filmed adaptation of “Welcome to Lovecraft” and see the Eisner-nominated comic brought to life.

Friday, July 22
Room: 8
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Locke & Key Panel
Make your plans to first watch the Locke & Key TV pilot at 10:30 AM and then join Eisner-nominated creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, as well asLocke & Key TV pilot writer Josh Friedman and producers Kurtzman & Orci, for a frank discussion of the show, the comic, and what’s coming up in “Clockworks,” the second-to-last story arc in the acclaimed series (or is it?).

Friday, July 22
Room: 9
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Of course, this is a must-see event for everyone who was excited about the “Locke & Key” adaptation — especially if it’s as good as we’ve heard. If enough people get talking about it, maybe another network will snatch it up!

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