Monday, October 2, 2017

Development News - Danny Glover and Jack Mulhern Board Hulu Drama Pilot 'Locke and Key'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - October 2, 2017

Freeform's Now & Then and Hulu's Locke and Key.

  • Newcomer Jack Mulhern is set as the third young lead on the drama pilot starring Frances O'Connor. Furthermore, Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) has also joined the cast today. Mulhern will play Tyler Locke, the oldest son of Rendell and Nina (O'Connor) and a protective older brother to his younger siblings (Jackson Robert Scott, Megan Charpentier). After his dad is murdered, Tyler has to grow up quickly and wrestles with being a teenager and filling his father's shoes as man of the house. His life is even more complicated after discovering his ancestral family home has magical keys that give him a vast array of powers and abilities. Glover will play Joe Ridgeway, the eccentric English teacher at Matheson Academy. After the gruesome murder of Rendell, the Locke family moves to Matheson. Joe becomes a mentor to the Locke children and a friend to Nina, but he also knows some of the tragic secrets Rendell kept from his family.
  • Myko Olivier, Mia Serafino, Punam Patel, Brandon Mychal Smith, James Earl and Ana Cruz Kanye have been cast on the comedy pilot written by Shawn Wines. Olivier will play Nick, who was destined for greatness in college but has been lying to his friends for years about his success. Serafino will play Emily, Nick's best friend who dreamed of becoming a singer but ended up a disenchanted real estate agent. Patel will play Sarah, a witty and sarcastic science major-turned-researcher who is bored with her mundane life, but reuniting with her old pals just might re-invigorate her and send her on a different path. Smith will play EZ, the wild man in the group of old friends who is now a house husband totally consumed by his infant daughter. Earl will play Moose, the lovable idiot of the group who is divorced and living a bleak life but reuniting with his old friends might be the springboard he needs to make some changes. Kayne will play Jane, a confident and charming coed who was Moose's partner-in-crime. She is now a successful lawyer but has put her dating life and her real-life goals on the back-burner.