More doors will open as 'Locke and Key’ returns for seasons 2 and 3.
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of May 31, 2021.
'Locke and Key’ is officially opening its doors for seasons 2 and 3 after garnering enormous success when it premiered in February 2020.
The supernatural drama series based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's comic book of the same name is highly praised for its visual effects and set design.
The show's impressive performance has sealed Netflix's approval not just for one but two more seasons ahead.
Here's everything you need to know about future seasons of 'Locke and Key.’
The second season for 'Locke and Key' has been in development long before Netflix announced its renewal. The showrunners have already started working on the script even before Netflix greenlit the new season,
“We’re writing Season 2, even though it hasn’t been greenlit. We’re working in a room,” showrunners Meredith Averill and Carlton Cuse told Gamespot.
In March 2020, Netflix officially renewed the series for season 2, teasing more keys and more demons for the upcoming installment.
more keys, more demons, more aloha 🖕Locke & Key is officially returning for season two!! pic.twitter.com/OYfHBKmik8— Locke & Key (@lockekeynetflix) March 30, 2020
By December 2020, Netflix has given fans an even more awesome piece of news. 'Locke and Key' season 3 is officially renewed. They also announced season 2 to premiere in 2021.
The announcement read:
"Happy dancing because Locke & Key has been picked up for Season 3. But first, Season 2 will arrive in 2021!"
Happy dancing because Locke & Key has been picked up for Season 3. But first, Season 2 will arrive in 2021! pic.twitter.com/1hkMNDAa4J— Locke & Key (@lockekeynetflix) December 18, 2020
Initial Release Date: 2021
Netflix is yet to announce the exact release date for 'Locke and Key' season 2, but we can rest assured that it's coming sometime this year, 2021.
According to a production listing, 'Locke and Key' is set to finish its soundpost-production by September 2021. This means that the new season will likely release late this year.
We will keep an eye on future updates.
The series is based on a comic book series of the same name. As much as we would love the show to stick to its source material, there are limits to how much a television show can do. Hence, there might be some minimal changes in the series.
Cuse told Gamespot: "I think by the time we get to the end of the season, we'll have a better sense of how much longer the show can go. We've spent a lot. 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. We want the ending to be something that really feels like it's the right conclusion for our story."
The first season's ending will set up the plot for season 2. In the final moments of season 1, we saw the siblings enter the most dangerous door and end up being the keeper of all the keys.
But the danger is not over. More sinister forces are just around the corner. We also find out that Dodge is alive, ready to continue her search for the keys. The omega key is safe for now, but the crown is still missing. We expect the new season to follow the siblings' journey as they open new doors and face new threats while doing their best to protect the omega key.
"The first season, we always thought of as being the story of the kids learning that they're the new Keepers of the Keys," co-showrunner Meredith Averill told Bleeding Cool. "With season two, we want to explore what that responsibility means."
Here is the confirmed cast list for season 2.
For the series regulars and recurring cast, we're going to see :
Darby Stanchfield as Nina Locke, Connor Jessup as Tyler Locke, Emilia Jones as Kinsey Locke, Jackson Robert Scott as Bode Locke, Laysla De Oliveira as Dodge, Petrice Jones as Scot Cavendish, Bill Heck as Rendell Locke, Thomas Mitchell Barnett as Sam Lesser, Sherri Saum as Ellie Whedon, Coby Bird as Rufus Whedon, Jesse Camacho as Doug Brazelle, Asha Bromfield as Zadie Wells and Griffin Gluck as Gabe.
Aaron Ashmore and Hallea Jones have been promoted to series regulars, so we can also expect them to be back for the new season.
Josh Bennett will also be joining the new season as “a charismatic and mysterious new history teacher at Matheson Academy with a secret agenda.”
To round up the list, we have Maya Misaljevic as Molly and Tara Nicodemo as Mrs. Lafferty.
The official trailer for the series is not yet here. Netflix often releases trailers a month before a show's premiere. The trailer will likely drop by the fourth quarter of 2021. We will update this space on Netflix releases the official trailer for the second season of 'Locke and Key.'