Jesse McCartney under Locke & Key

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Singer/actor Jesse McCartney (“Greek”) has snagged the male lead in the highly anticipated TV series “Locke & Key”.

Deadline says the pin-up is playing the eldest of the Locke children on the Fox show, produced by “Star Trek” scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

Based on the comic book of the same name, ”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.”

Good to see Australia’s Miranda Otto still getting work in the states, too.