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Joe Hill's Locke & Key May Just Be Netflix's Next Big Horror Hit

ALSO: Mythic Quest, Democratic Debate, Timmy Failure, Honey Boy, High Maintenance, and more
  • Connor Jessup and Emilia Jones in Locke & Key. (Netflix)
    Connor Jessup and Emilia Jones in Locke & Key. (Netflix)

    2020 is off to a great start for Stephen King and his offspring. Following the elder King's success in HBO's The Outsider, his two sons seem poised to follow in his footsteps, with Owen King serving as a writer and producer on The Stand when it debuts later this year, and Joe Hill's long-gestating series Locke & Key finally hitting Netflix today. Also today: a new comedy series from the creator of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, original movies from Disney+ and Amazon, and the latest Democratic debate. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Friday

    SERIES PREMIERE: Based on Joe Hill's comic book series of the same name, Locke & Key is a supernatural teen horror series about three siblings who move to a family estate following their father's grisly murder, only to discover a series of keys that unlock secrets and special abilities. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    LIVE DEBATE: Closing out another wild week in politics, the New Hampshire Democratic Primary Debate takes place at St. Anselm College, where the seven qualifying candidates will make their case to voters ahead of next week's New Hampshire Democratic primary. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    SERIES PREMIERE: From It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, the new comedy Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet explores the lives and preoccupations of the employees at a video game development company. The show has already been renewed for a second season. Watch the preview. Streaming on Apple TV+

    MOVIE PREMIERE: Based on the popular book series by Stephan Pastis, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made follows the adventures of 11-year old Timmy Failure (Winslow Fegley), who works as a private investigator alongside  his polar bear buddy Total. Watch the preview. Streaming on Disney+

    SEASON PREMIERE: The fourth season of MacGyver kicks of with Mac (Lucas Till) and a team of former Phoenix Foundation agents hunting down a bioweapon that may have fallen into enemy hands. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    SEASON PREMIERE: It may be starting its fourth season, but as Omar Gallaga writes, the engaging semi-anthology High Maintenance is structured so that viewers can easily dive in at any point. Joining Ben Sinclair's weed-dealing The Guy this season are Ira Glass, Nick Kroll, Rebecca Hall, Larry Owens, and Calvin Leon Smith. Watch the preview. 11:00 PM ET on HBO

    STREAMING PREMIERE: After making a splash at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Amazon Studios picked up Honey Boy, Shia LeBeouf's semi-autobiographical look at a young actor as he struggles with mental health challenges, his relationship with his father, and the bumpy transition to adulthood. The film stars Noah Jupe, Lucas Hedges, Shie LeBeouf, and Natasha Lyonne. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Amazon


    • All or Nothing: Philadelphia Eagles follows the Super Bowl champs as they prepare for a new season. Watch the previewStreaming on Amazon
    • Hawaii Five-0 finds Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) working to rescue his niece after she learns her boyfriend is a member of the Yakuza. Watch the preview9:00 PM ET on CBS

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Locke & Key, Netflix, Joe Hill