Netflix officially orders a second season of Joe Hill’s Locke and Key

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

I haven't had the chance to watch the first season of Netflix's Joe Hill adaptation Locke & Key, but after the project had so much trouble making its way out into the world over the years (two different pilots were shot, rejected, and scrapped), I'm glad to hear the first season was successful enough that the streaming service has decided to order a second season of the show.

Based on Hill's IDW comic book series, Locke & Key tells the following story: 

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 series stars Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Darby Stanchfield, Bill Heck, Petrice Jones, Griffin Gluck, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Asha Bromfield, Kolton Stewart, Felix Mallard, Eric Graise, Sherri Saum, Steven Williams, Hallea Jones, Genevieve Kang, Laysla De Oliveira, Aaron Ashmore, and Kevin Alves.

Executive producers / showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill said, 

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."

Brian Wright, Vice President of Original Series at Netflix, added that the show 

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."

In the second season, "the stakes grow higher for the Locke siblings as they embrace their role as the new Keepers of the Keys."

Hill executive produces Locke & Key alongside Cuse, Averill, Aron Eli Coleite, Chris Ryall, Lydia Antonini, Ted Adams, David Alpert, Rick Jacobs, Lindsey Springer, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Andy Muschietti, and Barbara Muschietti.

Source: Deadline

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