Netflix’s Locke and Key Shares This Interesting Connection With the ‘It’ Writer Stephen King

Netflix’s Locke and Key Shares This Interesting Connection With the ‘It’ Writer Stephen King

There are multiple fantasy adventure shows on Netflix, including The Witcher and Stranger Things, to name a few. But there is something that sets Locke and Key apart from everyother show on the streaming service. For many, it might be the show’s original concept. To others, it is the amazing characters. However, all can agree that it is the amazing creator of the show that brings a unique style to the Netflix original.

However, what you might not know is that the creator of Locke and Key is directly related to one of the greatest writers of all time, Stephen King. Mind is blown, right?

Want to find out how both the geniuses are related? Then read along.

How is Locke and Key creator related to Stephen King?

When viewing Netflix’s gripping adventure series Locke and Key, one name stands out above the rest in the credits: Joe Hill. Hill not only created and executive produced the program, but he also wrote the comic series on which it is based. If he appears to be a natural horror storyteller, it may be because his father is Stephen King.

There’s a reason you didn’t realize Joe was Stephen King’s son. Joe desired to make it in writing only on his own merit. He didn’t want to write in the shadow of his father, and he didn’t want to earn book deals for the wrong reasons.

As a result, originally born Joseph Hillström King started writing and became famous under his pen name Joe Hill. Interestingly Locke and Key is not the only Netflix adaptation of Joe’s work. Have you seen In The Tall Grass, a Netflix Original? It is based on one of his short stories.

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The father-son duo love Netflix Originals

Apart from sharing a brilliant mind for writing, it looks like Joe and Stephen have a love for Netflix Originals in common. Where Joe is literally the creator of an original, his father, Stephen, has time and again shown his love and appreciation for Stranger Things.

Did you know that Joe Hill was related to Stephen King? Let us know your answers in the comments.

Locke and Key is returning with its third season on August 10th only on Netflix.

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