Horror fans, we have terrifyingly good news for you: Locke and Key season 2 is forthcoming. The really scary thing is that we do not know when yet, though. Either way, we’re itching for more locks to turn and show even more horrifying surprises on the opposing side. Inspired by the memorable comic series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez, the first season brought strong horror fare to Netflix, but new details about the next to have dried up.
Adapting the first season turned out to be difficult. However, the disruption brought on by the current pandemic means it’s probably the second will not be plain sailing. That might explain why we have not heard much news about it beyond the fact that Locke and Key season 2 is at least in the writing stage. That said, we’re always keeping our ears to the floor in case there are any new developments.
Below is what we know about the Locke and Key season 2 release date so far, and what we might expect when it eventually arrives.
Locke and Key season 2 Release date:
Locke and Key season two has been confirmed in late March 2020. There’s no official release date yet, and that means it is unlikely you will see the show return until Spring 2021 in the earliest.
Scripts were being written before the show was even renewed, though. “We’re in the middle of writing season 2, so we’re optimistic and hopeful that we’re gonna find a chance to make season two,” producer Carlton Cuse told Collider in February 2020. “We very much know what it is since Meredith [Averill, executive producer] and I are in the centre of overseeing the authors’ room, and we are working on this right now.”
Locke and Key season 2 cast and story: what is going to happen next?
Netflix has not published any official cast details for season 2, but we could expect the most important cast to reunite. That includes Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, and Jackson Robert Scott as the Locke family, as well as Dodge, Lucas, and Gabe, played by Layla De Oliveira, Felix Mallard, along with Griffin Gluck, respectively.
The story is set to pick up exactly where the end of this first season left off. Locke’s happen to be outsmarted by the demon as Dodge, Lucas, and Gabe. Not only must the Locke family manage the fact that the demon has duped them into casting Ellie (Sherrie Saum) to the void outside of the Omega Door, it seems like Eden (Halle Jones) may be struck and now commanded by the demon, too.
Elsewhere, expect a lot more doors, keys, and demons (as stated in the tweet above), but there’s lots of narrative information still to emerge. We do know, however, when it comes to adapting stories in the comics, Hill and Rodríguez are not bashful about making changes. “It’s to work as a TV show,” Hill said to Entertainment Weekly in response to queries on Sam Lesser’s diminished participation and the mixing of two major keys in season 1.
“It’s to triumph in the possibilities and limitations of its particular kind,” Hill continued. Even though”we [Hill and Rodríguez] worked on the comic, we were always eager to make it effective as a comic,” Hill said that it was the job of the cast and crew on the series “to make something which would triumph on its terms as a TV series.”