Hope was rekindled this week for fans of the comic "Locke & Key" and FOX's un-ordered pilot adaptation of the property when Deadline.com
reporter that "MTV might be interested in the thriller drama."
That hope was doused for anybody who actually clicked through and read the story, which merely claimed that a month ago, a DVD of the pilot was given to David Janollari, MTV's head of programming who "liked it."
Janollari hasn't actually expressed an interest in bringing "Locke & Key" to MTV, nor is it clear if any such interest motivated his request to see the pilot, which played in its entirety at Comic-Con in July. Janollari may just have been curious about the project or interest in a "Locke & Key" star, writer, director, cinematographer or gaffer for another MTV project.
And the Deadline story admits that 20th Century Fox TV has already let the options on the "Locke & Key" actors expire and that most of the creative team has already moved on to other projects. And the article admits that "Locke & Key" proved too expensive for Syfy, which probably would suggest that MTV would also be a reach.
Basically, the story was a bit like suggesting that because President Obama is going to watch the Bears game this weekend, "Obama might be interested in nominating Jay Cutler to the Supreme Court." Sure, he *could*. But he probably won't.