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 the television adaptation, after the mysterious murder of their father, Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) return to their family’s ancestral home, which happens to be the house containing the aforementioned dimensional portal and keys. A trailer is available on YouTube. The ten-episode series will premiere on Netflix on Friday, 7 February. Continue reading →