Nick Stahl Cast in LOCKE & KEY

Nick Stahl

Nick Stahl is reportedly making his first television series since starring in HBO’s Carnivale. According to, the actor has joined up with the cast of FOX’s drama pilot, LOCKE & KEY.

The show, which was originally targeted to premiere this summer, is now being looked at for a fall release. From producers Kurtzman/Orci, 20th TV and DreamWorks TV, Locke & Key is based on a comic created by Joe Hill.

Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly, about the change of plans for Locke & Key:

“Originally, we had it on a summer track… They just simply couldn’t make the dates. We were going to rush it creatively. So we’ve got it in the hopper now for May, and we’ll just figure out where it should be programmed best.”

Locke & Key is the story of Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey (Sarah Bolger), and Bode. After the brutal murder of Nina’s husband Rendell Locke, the family returns to Keyhouse (Rendell’s family home in Massachusetts). Once there, Nine and her children are haunted by Dodge, an evil entity that’s determined to hold the family hostage in way it can until getting what it wants.

Stahl is set to play Rendell’s younger brother Duncan Locke, an art teacher, who lives nearby and frequently visits Nina and the kids. Duncan mysteriously has very few memories of his time growing up in Keyhouse.

Next up for Stahl is a co-starring role opposite Zoe Saldanain the indie Burning Palms.

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