Locke & Key creators say Netflix comic change is a "really interesting choice

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Locke & Key writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez have weighed in some of the big changes made from page to screen in Netflix's series.

The new show is adapted from the pair's horror comics, and in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hill and Rodriguez were quizzed about their feelings on Sam Lesser having less of a role in the show compared to the comics, and how two major keys were mixed into the Identity Key for the TV version.

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"It has to work as a TV show. It has to succeed in the possibilities and limitations of its own particular form," responded Hill (who happens to be the son of Stephen King).

"When we worked on the comic, we were always eager to make it successful as a comic, and there were things we could do that you couldn't do in any other form. We made a comic that worked and thrived as a comic.

"It was the job of Carlton [Cuse, co-showrunner], Meredith [Averill], the cast, and the production team to make something that would succeed on its own terms as a TV show."

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Hill went on to praise the show as a "work of dark fantasy that comments on horror", in that it's more accessible than the straight-out horror the comics went for.

As a change made for the TV landscape, the author saw this as a "really interesting choice, and a really satisfying one".

Locke & Key is streaming on Netflix now.

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