Aaron Ashmore as Duncan Locke in the upcoming Netflix series LOCKE & KEY
Aaron Ashmore (John Jaqobis) will be Duncan Locke, art teacher and uncle of Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke, in LOCKE & KEY, an adaptation of the series of comics by Joe Hill. In the books, the story begins during the American Revolutionary War when a group of rebels discover a portal to a dimension populated by creatures that have the power to mesmerize anyone who sees them, and can possess people with a touch. When these beings enter this dimension, they turn into lumps of “whispering iron”. A young locksmith (appropriately named Benjamin Locke) forges these lumps into magical keys, one of which, the Omega Key, locks the entrance to the other dimension.
In 2011, a LOCKE & KEY pilot with Ksenia Solo as Dodge (the echo in the well) and Nick Stahl as Duncan, was made for Fox, but was not picked up. All that survives of it is a trailer.
The Lady takes a new body, discarding the one she previously inhabited. Khlyen (Rob Stewart) asks her why, but she does not say. Apparently the process is fatal to the host, and Khlyen seems genuinely horrified, so it seems that The Lady completely de-Hullenized him when she pulled him from the Green. We learn a few things about The Lady. She enters and leaves host bodies via a circular pattern of small holes. She leaves (at least this time) through the wrist of her old host, and enters the new body through the neck of the new one. (The entry and exit patterns are not quite the same.) And she is in telepathic contact with others of her species. (When Dutch conveniently finds a flamethrower and incinerates a bunch of those snake-like things being stored on Westerly, The Lady experiences pain, though she is many kilometers above the moon’s atmosphere.) Unlike the Hullen, The Lady has no difficulty expressing emotion. We also learn that what she really wants is Jaq. Continue reading →