Locke & Key Renewed For a Third Season at Netflix Ahead of Season 2 Premiere
Ahead of its 2021 Season 2 premiere, Netflix has renewed fantasy drama Locke & Key for a third season with plans to begin production at the start of the new year, according to Deadline. Additionally, co-showrunner Meredith Averill has signed an overall deal with Netflix for television and other projects. Production on the second season is expected to wrap this week in Toronto.
In Locke & Key, after their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), the series is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.
“Carlton and Meredith have built an incredible world in Locke and Key and we’re excited to have the Lockes return for more in the third season,” said Brian Wright VP of Overall Deals for Netflix. “I’m delighted to expand our creative partnership with Meredith Averill, a talented creator with a keen eye for best-in-class horror and supernatural storytelling.”
“I’m incredibly grateful to have found a home at Netflix where I feel constantly supported, challenged and inspired. I look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship,” said Averill.
“We have some incredible adventures in store for the Locke family in season three, and could not be more excited to continue telling our story with our great partners at Netflix,” added Cuse.
The series stars Connor Jessup (American Crime) as Tyler Locke, Emilia Jones (Utopia) as Kinsey Locke, Jackson Robert Scott (It) as Bode Locke, Sherri Saum (How to Get Away with Murder) as Ellie Whedon, Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) as Nina Locke, Griffin Gluck as Gabe, Laysla De Oliveira as Dodge, Petrice Jones as Scot, Bill Heck as Rendell, Thomas Mitchell Barnet as Sam Lesser, Cody Bird as Rufus, Jesse Camacho as Doug, and Asha Bromfield as Zadie. New cast members for Season 2 include Brendan Hines (The Tick) and Liyou Abere (Mrs. America, The Boys). Aaron Ashmore (Veronica Mars) and Hallea Jones (Let It Snow), who recurred in Season 1, have been promoted to series regulars for the new season.
The IDW Publishing Locke & Key comic book franchise, co-created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, has garnered both awards and acclaim during its ten-year run. It has been translated into dozens of languages across the globe and has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Meredith Averill (The Good Wife) serves as co-showrunner on the series with Carlton Cuse. Cuse and series co-creator Joe Hill (the son of Stephen King) co-wrote the first episode with Aron Eli Coleite. Lindsey Springer for Cuse’s production company Genre Arts executive produces alongside David Alpert and Rick Jacobs of Circle of Confusion. Andy and Barbara Muschietti (IT, Mama) executive produce alongside Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment.