'Locke' sets to be struck

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 04:36 PM Written by 

The sets of the proposed Fox series "Locke & Key" will be dismantled at Pittsburgh's 31st Street Studios by the end of the month, which puts an end to any hope that a cable network may buy the series.

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Deadline.com reported this week that Syfy may have been considering picking up "Locke," but late Wednesday a Fox spokesman confirmed that "Locke" will not go forward.

Fox filmed the "Locke" pilot in Pittsburgh earlier this year and there was hope in the local film production community that the city may finally have found its first locally-produced prime-time series. (Previously the Spike TV miniseries "The Kill Point" filmed in Pittsburgh in 2007 and several pilots, including FX's "Justified," have shot in Western Pennsylvania but no locally shot project has become a weekly television series that offers jobs for crew members nine months of the year.)

Based on a graphic novel by Joe Hill, "Locke & Key" is about a family that moves into a haunted New England mansion. Twentieth Century Fox Television developed "Locke" for the Fox broadcasting network, which opted not to move forward with a series last month.
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