Similar to “Game Of Thrones”, “Locke & Key” will already overtake its comic templates with the next season, but the success of the Netflix series suggested that it would continue after that. But now it’s clear: After Season 3 it’s over.
After two failed adaptation attempts, it was almost a small miracle that in early 2020 a series based on the “Locke & Key” comics by Stephen King’s son Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez actually saw the light of day on Netflix. In fact, the streaming service was ultimately so satisfied with the result and the response to it that not only was a second season ordered, but a third was given the green light before it started in autumn 2021.
During this run, the suspicion arose that the end of the road was far from reached and that Netflix wanted to hold on to the fantasy hit for a while longer. Although the plot of the previous “Locke & Key” comics was already covered with the first two seasons, we can expect “World War Key” to be an extensive continuation of the original, which is to become a prequel and sequel at the same time and a lot of other potential ones promised material for the series.
But it will probably remain largely unused on Netflix because The third season of Locke & Key will also be the last. The industry journal reports the deadline.
“Locke & Key” finale in 2022
Anyone who fears that “Locke & Key” will not find a satisfactory conclusion, but will end openly (after all, Season 3 was already filmed in September 2021 and thus long before the current announcement), can breathe a sigh of relief. deadline According to Netflix and the showrunner duo Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, the story of the Locke children, who after the mysterious death of their father, use mysterious keys to embark on a dark adventure full of magic and demons, designed for three seasons from the start.
The fact that the next season will conclude the series was apparently clear internally for a long time. With this, however, it will now be the case for the first time that the team around Cuse and Averill will continue the storyline without a direct template, even if it can be assumed that Joe Hill, who was actively involved in the production, was at least available in an advisory capacity and possibly some elements of the Comic sequel also find their way into the series.
When exactly the final “Locke & Key” season will appear on Netflix is not yet known. However, since the eight new episodes are already in post-production, they are expected to start in 2022. We have already speculated in detail elsewhere about what we can expect after the dramatic events of season 2 in the finale: