Locke & Key Season 2 will be available on Netflix October 20, 2121. Here’s an updated guide to everything we know about the future of Locke & Key including news for both seasons 2 & 3 and what to expect from the story going forward.
The fantasy horror series that’s based on the comic series from Joe Hill sees three siblings move into a house with plenty of magic and secrets hidden inside. The first season consisted 10 episodes. They all dropped worldwide on Netflix on February 7, 2020.
It’s been a long road to get a TV series for Locke & Key according to the showrunners who commented on the fact the series was first intended for Fox and then Hulu who they shot pilots for.
Reviews for the new Netflix series were generally positive with most complaints saying it feels too familiar but was simultaneously praised by other outlets with some saying its got the potential to be the next Goosebumps.
Status of official renewal: As of March 30, 2020, officially renewed
Locke & Key will return for a second season on March 30, 2020, it was announced. Locke & Key promised to return for a second season with more demons, keys, and most importantly, aloha.
Our sources, which provide production schedules for the series, indicate that the series was already in development for the second season shortly after its first release. Filming is expected to continue in Toronto, Canada. We will be discussing production schedules shortly.
During the Locke & Key press tour, Meredith Averill (showrunner) and Carlton Cuse (creator), spoke out about their plans for a second series. That includes an interview with Gamespot where the creators said: “We’re writing Season 2, even though it hasn’t been greenlit. We’re working in a room,”
Connor Jessup who plays Tyler Locke also expressed that there’s definitely room for a second season in an interview saying: “The writers have been working on season 2 so if it does get picked up, we are ready.” adding the end of season 1 definitely sets up a second season.
Official Production Status: (Last Updated 09/22/2020).
Original plans were for the second season to start filming in August 2020 and finish on February 5, 2021. COVID still disrupts filming as it did with Locke & Key.
In September 2020, we received a second update that said the series was delayed by one month. It is scheduled to start production in September 2020, and will run until March 5, 2021. It was finally confirmed that the series would begin production on September 21st, 2020.
Some of the initial photos were also taken using COVID-19 security measures.
Filming has since wrapped (expected to have finished filming in December 2021) but according to a production listing from Canadian Directors Guild (not officially connected to Netflix and slightly wrong when it comes to some production dates), the show will be undergoing post-production for much of the rest of 2021 with September 3rd listed as the end date for “sound post”.
Locke & Key season 2 was confirmed to be hitting Netflix in October 2021 at Netflix’s Geeked Week event!
For those who have completed the first season, you’ll absolutely know that it directly sets up a new season. You can see the final pan from the series zooming in on the town of Seaside, with the dark sky and the lightning far away.
This series ends with the siblings entering the most deadly door and ending with them being the key keeper. Dodge appears to have gotten away with giving it the impression that Dodge died, or at least was defeated cold in the last climactic fight. While the omega key has been found, it is not yet secure.
We’re expecting the show to continue sticking with the comics for its main story arc but it has been mentioned that it could diverge with the creators saying: “We want to be sure that the ending works for the TV series and we’re not just forcing ourselves into an ending for endings’ sake.”
When asked about changes in the Netflix series, Joe Hill said: ” It has to work as a TV show. It has to succeed in the possibilities and limitations of its own particular form.”.
Locke & Key Season 2 cast will remain largely unchanged, but there will be new faces.
Here is a confirmed list:
We heard that Locke & Key's season 2 promotions included Aaron Ashmore, Hallea Jones and other new faces.
Brendan Hines will join the cast to play Josh Bennett “a charismatic and mysterious new history teacher at Matheson Academy with a secret agenda.”.
The other faces that will be joining the show for Season 2 are:
Yep. Locke & Key's future is secured with a third season ordered already and production currently underway as of May 20,21. We have heard rumors of a fourth season but it’s possibly a little too early for that. We’re also thrilled that The Sandman is coming to Netflix which could leave the door wide open to a special one-off series/movie based on the comic book crossover.
In addition to a third season, the co-showrunner for Locke & Key, Meredith Averill, also signed an overall deal with Netflix.
We’ve even heard that season 4 is in the works but not officially confirmed just yet.
Netflix will be the streaming destination for IDW comics fans, as it has an outgoing deal with the comic publisher. They’ve already produced V Wars and October Faction (both of which have been sadly canceled however). You can also currently catch their other series Wynonna Earp and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on Netflix too.
IDW Entertainment has several series under development, including Winterworld. This has been reportedly optioned. Darkness Visible, Night Mary and other series are also in development. However, details are still limited.
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