Ghana: Netflix Waves Goodbye to Yet Another Supernatural Drama Series

But not before one final season…

Netflix has called time on supernatural drama series Locke and Key.

As first reported by Deadline (opens in new tab), the show, which began streaming in 2020, will end with its upcoming third season, expected to premiere later this year.

An adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s fantasy comic book series, Locke and Key follows a trio of siblings – Kinsey (CODA’s Emilia Jones), Tyler (Connor Jessup) and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) – who, after their father’s murder, move to their ancestral home, a mysterious manor filled with locked doors and magical keys.

We already knew that the show would be returning for a third season – Netflix filmed seasons 2 and 3 back-to-back in 2020 – but it was, until now, unclear whether Locke and Key would be renewed for further entries.

The good news, though, is that a three-season run aligned with the ambitions of the series’ showrunners, Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, who said in a statement that it was “the ideal length to bring the story of the Locke family and their Keyhouse adventures to a satisfying conclusion.”

“As storytellers,” the pair continued, “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.”

In truth, Locke and Key fans should be grateful the show exists at all. Hill and Rodriguez’s comic series was first floated as a feature film, before being picked up – and then swiftly dropped – by Fox in 2010. The idea then morphed back into a movie at Universal that, again, failed to materialize, leaving Hulu to pick up the pieces in 2018.