Get ready to return to Keyhouse as Locke & Key is returning for another season. Netflix has announced that the show, based on the IDW comic book series of the same name, has been renewed for season 2. This comes after the first season debuted in February on the streaming service. It seems things went over quite well, or at least well enough to justify one more go-around in this horror/fantasy universe.
Locke & Key is based on the comics by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez. The acclaimed comic had been eyed for the small screen for several years, with a few failed attempts along the way, including a version for Hulu that never made it to air. Luckily, Netflix finally cracked the code and brought this world to life. Executive producers and co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill had this to say in a statement.
"We are thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke and Key alongside all of our amazing collaborators. 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."
A motion poster featuring, rather appropriately, a key with a number 2 on it, was shared via the show's official Twitter account to announce that Locke & Key will be back. There is no word, at this time, as to when production will begin, nor has a release date been established. Given the current situation the entertainment business is facing, that could be up in the air for some time. Brian Wright, Vice President of Original Series at Netflix, had this to say.
"Based on the incredible graphic novel from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke and Key captivated audiences around the world at every twist and turn. We are so proud to have been part of this show and can't wait to see all that Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and the entire creative team have in store for season two."
The cast includes Darby Stanchfield (Scandal), Jackson Robert Scott (IT), Connor Jessup (American Crime), Emilia Jones (Incident In a Ghost Land) and Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs). Laysla De Oliveira (In the Tall Grass), Thomas Mitchell Barnet (Into the Dark: Deal or No Deal) and Griffin Gluck (American Vandal) helped to round out the ensemble in season 1. It's expected that the core cast will all be back for season 2.
Locke & Key was first published in 2008 and ran for more than 40 issues across six miniseries and several one-shots. Season 1 of the show currently holds a 66 percent critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Netflix, historically speaking, doesn't reveal much in the way of streaming numbers, so it's hard to say how many people tuned in. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details on season 2 are made available. Be sure to check out the brief teaser from the Locke & Key Twitter account.