Netflix’s Locke & Key adds Laysla De Oliveira and Kevin Alves
Following the recent addition of Scandal alum Darby Stanchfield as Nina Locke, Deadline reports that Laysla De Oliveira (In the Tall Grass) has signed on as a series regular in for the upcoming Netflix series Locke & Key. De Oliveira is set to portray the role of Dodge, a sinister demon in human form who is described as beautiful and unpredictable. She will be the one who will torment the Locke family. In addition, Kevin Alves (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) has also joined the series for a recurring role as Javi. Alves’ character will be Tyler Locke’s new friend. He is a happy-go-lucky guy, known as the life of the party.
Locke & Key is a horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.
The series will star Connor Jessup (American Crime), Emilia Jones (Utopia), Jackson Robert Scott (It) and Sherri Saum (How to Get Away with Murder).
The IDW Publishing Locke & Key comic book franchise, co-created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, has garnered both awards and acclaim during its ten-year run; has been translated into dozens of languages across the globe; and has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Meredith Averill (The Good Wife) will co-showrun the series with Carlton Cuse. Cuse and series co-creator Joe Hill (the son of Stephen King) co-write the first episode with Aron Eli Coleite. Lindsey Springer for Cuse’s production company Genre Arts will executive produce alongside David Alpert and Rick Jacobs of Circle of Confusion. Andy and Barbara Muschietti (IT, Mama) will executive produce alongside Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment.