Nick Stahl has joined the cast of the new Fox pilot Locke & Key, which is based on the comic book series by Joe Hill.

The story centers on Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her children Kinsey (Sarah Bolger), Tyler and Bode who move into her late husband Rendell's old family home, Keyhouse. The family is tormented by an evil being named DODGE which holds the family hostage.

Nick Stahl will play Duncan Locke, Rendell's younger brother who lives in the area and stops by to visit Nina and the kids on occasion. Oddly enough, he has hardly any memories of growing up in Keyhouse.

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Locke & Key was originally set to debut this summer, but now will be considered for a fall premiere. Here's what Fox president Kevin Reilly had to say about the shift during the Television Critics Association winter tour:

Originally, we had it on a summer track... They just simply couldn't make the dates. We were going to rush it creatively. So we've got it in the hopper now for May, and we'll just figure out where it should be programmed best."

Josh Friedman wrote the pilot script, adapted from Joe Hill's comic book series, with Mark Romanek directing.