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Horror-fantasy drama among four productions to get Nova Scotia funding

Nova Scotia played host to the Stephen King horror series "The Mist" last year. Chris Reardon / ©Spike / courtesy Everett Collection

Nova Scotia is playing the role of New England in a television pilot based on a comic book series written by best-selling author Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King.

The provincial government announced funding Tuesday for four productions through its film and television incentive fund, including the horror-fantasy drama “Locke and Key.”

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The Hulu pilot will get $111,512, based on an eligible provincial expenditure of $446,049.

According to producers High Park Entertainment, it’s about three siblings who move back to their ancestral home in Maine after their father’s murder, and find keys that give them new powers – but face a demon who wants them too.

Nova Scotia hosted production of another King-family series last year. The Stephen King horror series “The Mist,” filmed for the American cable network Spike TV, received $5.9 million from the same fund.

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Nova Scotia Business Inc. has also approved two other television series, including “Mega Marine Machines,” which gets $276,389 based on an eligible provincial expenditure of $1,005,054, and “If We Built It Today,” which received a commitment of $260,660 based on a $947,856 expenditure.

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