We’ve noted before just how crazy it’s been following the progress of this property for what feels like close to a decade now as it’s gone through a couple of pilots and had pickups in multiple networks. But now we’re closing in on the debut of the Locke & Key series on Netflix. The first season arrived back on February 7th, 2020 and while real-world events began casting a shadow over some coverage, it appears the series did well enough for the streamer. Netflix has ordered a second season of the show which, again based on current real world situations, will be undated for awhile.
“We are thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke and Key alongside all of our amazing collaborators,” said executive producers and co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill. “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 cast includes Robert Scott from It playing Bode Locke, Connor Jessup from American Crime as Tyler Locke and Emilia Jones from Utopia has joined as Kinsey Locke.
The series is set for a 10 episode order.
Original creator Joe Hill remains on the creative side along with Carlton Cuse and they’ll be joined by Aron Eli Coleite and Meredith Averill in going forward. Cuse and Averill will serve as the showrunners for it. There’s a good sense that they’re viewing this as a spiritual successor of sorts to Stranger Things in my viewing and wanting a greater stake in the IP makes that clearer.
Plot concept: Locke & Key tells the story of Nina Locke and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals.