Locke & Key hasn’t aired its second season yet but Netflix must like what they see because Locke & Key Season 3 was just greenlit.
Locke & Key Season 2 is set for a 2021 release on the streaming service and that won’t mark the end of the supernatural series.
Locke & Key Season 2 renewal
The 2020 year has thrown the entire world into confusion and this is no more evident than with television productions.
Several shows got shut down early in the 2019-2020 season and production on many others was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There were even some shows that were renewed that ended up canceled, including Netflix’s Glow.
However, Locke & Key, based on the comic books by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez is headed on as planned and will get a third season as well.
Variety reports that production on Locke & Key Season 2 is coming to an end this week in Toronto. Locke & Key Season 3 will then start filming early in 2021.
This likely means that the Locke & Key Season 2 release date will be early in 2020, possibly as soon as the first quarter of the year.
Locke & Key showrunner Meredith Averill also signed a new overall production deal with Netflix for more than just the comic book adaptation.
“I’m incredibly grateful to have found a home at Netflix where I feel constantly supported, challenged, and inspired,” Averill said. “I look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship.”
The future of Locke & Key
The future of Locke & Key is a lot more bright than its past.
The comic book had a troubled path making it to the small screen. There was supposed to be a network television series but it ended up canceled. Then, it was going to be a movie before moving on to a deal at Hulu, who then dropped it.
Locke & Key finally ended up at Netflix with the only holdover from the first attempt at a series being child actor Jackson Robert Scott, who plays Bode.
As for what the series holds for the future, the first season ended with the demon Dodge remaining free and picking up another demon to join in his/her quest to take over the world.
This isn’t exactly how it went down in the comics, so the Netflix version could go off in its own direction, similar to what The Umbrella Academy was able to achieve.
There are a few ideas, including the moment in the comics where Bode ended up out of his body due to the Ghost Door and Dodge ended up taking over his body. There is also the new comic book series titled Locke & Key: … In Pale Battalions Go, which explores the past of the Locke family and Key House.
If Netflix chose to, Locke & Key could possibly use some flashbacks to explore the past of the family and the infamous keys.
The first season of Locke & Key is currently streaming on Netflix.