Locke & Key season 3 will be the last season for Netflix’s Joe Hill series

The Netflix series adaptation of Joe Hill’s IDW comic book series Locke & Key seems to have gone over quite well with viewers. Our own Alex Maidy gave both seasons 7/10 reviews (read the season 1 review HERE and the season 2 review HERE), and our own Jake Dee called it an “enthralling, fun-filled” show. But Deadline has now confirmed that Netflix and showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill have decided that the upcoming season 3 of Locke & Key should be the show’s last.

According to Deadline, “Following the breakout success of Locke & Key‘s ten-episode first season, Netflix approached the series’ creative team with a plan for a three-season run consisting of a 10-episode second season and an eight-episode third season. That fit the vision of Locke & Key executive producers/co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill for how to tell the story and when to wrap it.”

Cuse and Averill provided the following statement:

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. As storytellers, we are grateful that we had the opportunity to tell our version of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s incredible story exactly the way we wanted. We’re keeping the magical keys, though, for our own personal use.”

The Locke & Key series has the following synopsis: 

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.

The show stars Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, and Emilia Jones as the Locke siblings Bode, Tyler, and Kinsey. They’re joined in the cast by Darby Stanchfield as the Locke siblings’ mother Nina; Brendan Hines as history teacher / Nina’s love interest Josh Bennett; Sherri Saum as Ellie Whedon, a teacher who has history with the keys; Coby Bird as Ellie’s adopted son Rufus; and Kevin Durand as the demon-possessed Frederick Gideon.

This version of Locke & Key was created by Hill and developed by Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite, and Meredith Averill. Coming to us from IDW Entertainment, the series is executive produced by Cuse and Averill, along with John Weber and Frank Siracusa for Take 5; Kevin Lafferty, Joe Hill, Ted Adams, Chris Ryall, and Lydia Antonini for IDW; and Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert, and Rick Jacobs for Circle of Confusion.

The season 3 episodes are currently in post-production and are expected to be released through Netflix by the end of the year.

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Source: Deadline

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