Locke & Key will reach the Netflix finish line with its upcoming third season.
But, as Deadline reports, it will not be one of the sudden and disappointing cancellations which often befalls programs on the streaming service (we’re still not over the loss of I’m Am Not Okay With This‘s second season). Instead, the third season will represent a conclusion planned by showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill after the first season launched. Indeed, it appears Netflix offered the chance to tell the complete story in the span of twenty-eight episodes (counting Season 1), which the showrunners agreed to, leading to Season 2 and 3 being shot back-to-back.
“Once we began working on the series, we felt three seasons was the ideal length to bring the story of the Locke family and their Keyhouse adventures to a satisfying conclusion,” Cuse and Averill said in a statement to the site.
Based on Hill and Rodriguez’s IDW comic book of the same name, the series tells the tale of the Locke children, who move into their father’s ancestral home following his murder. There, youngest son Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) discovers a set of keys which unlock special, magical doors. A demonic force wants to use those doors for their own ends, leading to a conflict adults cannot know about as they cannot retain knowledge of magic. Well, for the most part, anyway. Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, and Emilia Jones also star.
Season 2 debuted in October last year with the third and final season expected to stream later in 2022.