The third and final season of “Locke & Key” starts on Netflix on Wednesday. The series about the Locke siblings Kinsey (Emilia Jones), Tyler (Connor Jessup) and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott), who have to use magic keys to defend themselves against all kinds of nasty demons, continues despite its success on the streaming service over quite early. Fans must also be prepared for a big difference to the first two seasons: The Netflix adaptation has already overtaken the comics, which is why there is no longer a template for “Locke & Key” Season 3.
If you’re getting Game Of Thrones flashbacks now, it’s understandable. After all, the fantasy milestone is also known for the fact that the quality dropped sharply in the eyes of many fans after the series overtook George RR Martin’s book and series creators David Benioff and DB Weiss had to finish the story themselves. Although GRRM gave a rough direction, the final season of “GoT” seemed significantly less well thought out compared to the rest of the series, especially in the details.
“Locke & Key” now faces the same problem. Joe Hill’s comics have already been told. The author and son of Stephen King is already working on a sequel in the form of “World War Key”, a comic series that will act both as a prequel and as a sequel. But for Season 3 of the Netflix series, this doesn’t matter.
The lack of a direct template does not necessarily mean that the series will now lose massively in quality. You can now check for yourself whether those responsible for “Locke & Key” managed it better than their “GoT” colleagues and ensured a smooth conclusion to their fantasy hit. As is typical for Netflix, all eight episodes of the final season are now available in one fell swoop.
The demon Dodge was defeated, but now the main villain Gideon (Kevin Durand), who has been acting in the background, comes into focus. He has the everywhere key and is therefore able to go anywhere in the world.
Now it’s up to Kinsey, Tyler and Bode to thwart Gideon’s diabolical plans and banish him back to the demon world. The trio gets help from Nina (Darby Stanchfield), who thanks to the memory key can remember her magical past again.