Locke & Key Season 2 has been officially ordered by Netflix.
In a move seemingly fueled by optimism amid unfathomable uncertainty around the world, Netflix just said “aloha” (/insidejoke) to coronavirus concerns, giving a second season order to its recent hit supernatural seres, Locke & Key. The renewal will see the return of the show’s creative coalition, co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, who have been working on scripts ahead of time for Season 2, especially as prospects started to look promising after its 10-episode inaugural season hit Netflix back on February 7.
As Cuse and Averill express of the renewal in a statement:
“We are thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke & Key alongside all of our amazing collaborators,” adding, “We are grateful to Netflix for all their support, especially at this difficult time, and look forward to bringing you the exciting next chapter of our story.”
The renewal also serves as hard-won validation for the series, an adaptation of IDW’s Locke & Key comic book, which focuses on the supernatural exploits of the Locke family and the mystery surrounding the magical keys they find in their ancestral home. Indeed, after a decade of attempts to bring it to television, which manifested a 2011 pilot, more years of planning went by before it wound up as a project at Hulu under the promising purview of It director Andy Muschietti, who even shot their pilot only to see it scrapped and redone from the ground up after Netflix picked up the property.
As Brian Wright, Vice President, Original Series at Netflix, chimes in:
“Based on the incredible graphic novel from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key captivated audiences around the world at every twist and turn. We are so proud to have been part of this show and can’t wait to see all that Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and the entire creative team have in store for season two.”
The version of the series that arrived on Netflix thankfully found a successful formula, centered on Locke siblings Tyler, Kinsey and Bode, played by Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones and Jackson Robert Scott, respectively. The series also stars Darby Stanchfield as Nina, the embattled and grieving mother of the Locke children, joined by supporting players such as Sherry Saum, Petrice Jones and Laysla De Oliveira, the latter of whom put in a breakout performance as the seductive demonic villainess, Dodge.
Indeed, Netflix’s order for Locke & Key Season 2 is a welcome one for a number of reasons, but more notably because Season 1 ended things with a climactic victory for the Locke siblings and friends against Dodge that was subsequently nullified by a few late twists, proving that Season 1’s events was a one step forward, two steps back affair. However, with lengthy exposition about the magical keys of estate Keyhouse now checked off, and seemingly most of the mysteries covered, Season 2 can prospectively focus on a more definitive conflict over said keys.
Locke & Key Season 2 Release Date
Locke & Key Season 2 doesn’t have a date to cite yet for its Netflix arrival.
While this is the point where we’d normally speculate on the release date based on the previous season’s premiere (in this case February 7, 2020,) the coronavirus has proved to be a wrench in the global works, and, even in late-March 2020, one would have to think that a delay to production is inevitable, leading to—in the very least—a release sometime later in 2021.