Jesse McCartney To Star In ‘Locke & Key’

EXCLUSIVE: After an exhaustive search, actor-singer Jesse McCartney just landed the final role on Fox’s drama pilot Locke & Key. He will play Ty, the eldest of the Locke children. It is a key role in the project (pun intended) as it is considered the male lead on the show.

Locke & Key, from 20th TV, Kurtzman/Orci and DreamWorks TV, is based on Joe Hill’s comic. It tells the story of Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children, Tyler (McCartney), Kinsey (Sarah Bolger), and Bode (Skylar Gaertner) who, after the brutal murder of Nina’s husband Rendell Locke, return to Keyhouse, his old family home in Massachusetts. There, they are pestered by an evil entity that’s determined to hold the family hostage one way or another until it gets what it wants. As Ty, McCartney will be able to show off his music talents. According to the character description, Ty was the closest with his dad and carries a special guilt for his father’s death. He isolates himself a bit by retreating into his music. On TV, McCartney most recently recurred on Greek.

Comments (32)

  • So happy for Jesse and glad everyone will get to see how talented he really is. Great guy, too…

    Comment by bickle — Thursday February 3, 2011 @ 6:57pm PST  
  • So excited about this news. I’m a huge fan of Jesse McCartney. Both his music and acting! Can’t wait to see this.

    Comment by Jared — Thursday February 3, 2011 @ 7:17pm PST  
  • Finally! I’ve been waiting for him to do some more live action stuff and not just voice work. He really is a great actor. I hope the series gets picked up and gets the opportunity to show off his skills.

    Comment by Jenny — Thursday February 3, 2011 @ 7:19pm PST  
  • Stern??

    Comment by D — Thursday February 3, 2011 @ 8:06pm PST  
  • Good casting choice. I’m looking forward to seeing this show more and more now!

    Comment by G — Thursday February 3, 2011 @ 8:59pm PST  
  • Omg! Jesse’s an AMAZING actor! Can’t wait for this(: when’s it airing?

    Comment by Evette — Thursday February 3, 2011 @ 10:32pm PST  
  • Good for McCartney. Talked to him a couple times on set a few years ago. I was expecting the typical bratty, self-entitled “kid actor” crap but he surprised me with the opposite. Nice kid.

    Comment by Mulholland — Thursday February 3, 2011 @ 10:50pm PST  
  • could you all be more obvious? Just tell me which one of you is the agent

    Comment by jay — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 12:27am PST  
  • Looking forward to this! Great to see him back on TV. Jesse is not just an incredible singer/songwriter, he is also a genuine actor. Trust me.

    Comment by xxix — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 6:11am PST  
  • Great choice. Jesse is a great guy and should set a great tone on set!

    Comment by anon — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 8:05am PST  
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