Nate Corddry, Weymouth native and brother to Rob, has had mixed luck with his TV efforts. He was very good on Aaron Sorkin’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” but the show was mannered and ill-timed and didn’t last. He was also entertaining on David E. Kelley’s “Harry’s Law,” but the show was canceled after two seasons. His turn on “Mom” was successful, but he was not one of the regular stars.
Let’s see if he has better luck with his intriguing new venture, a just-announced starring role in Hulu’s live-action adaptation of the IDW comic book series “Locke & Key.” The one-hour horror-fantasy pilot follows three siblings who, after the murder of their father, discover that their ancestral home has keys to access magical abilities. Frances O’Connor costars as the mother of the three, and Corddry will play their uncle, who tries to help the family settle in.
The show is being developed by the comic book creator Joe Hill (he wrote the comics, Gabriel Rodriguez illustrated them) and Carlton Cuse. A one-time Bostonian, Cuse is best know for his work as writer and executive producer on “Lost” and “Bates Motel.”Matthew Gilbert can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.