Locke & Key, the Netflix series based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s iconic comic books, may have taken time to find a home—it went from a film adaptation to being sold as a series at Fox and Hulu before settling at Netflix—but it’s now a definite hit. Following the Locke family as they relocate to their ancestral home, Keyhouse, after their father is mysteriously murdered and they discover a set of supernatural keys, the series from showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill unlocks everything that binge-worthy coming-of-age paranormal dramas is made of.
Season 2, which premiered on Netflix in the fall of 2021, concluded with the episode “Cliffhanger,” which left the Locke kids with even more evil hanging in their spooky town of Matheson, Massachusetts. Thankfully, Locke & Key Season 3 has already been ordered, and it was ordered before Season 2 had even begun filming in late 2020. Below, we use our mystery-solving and magical Locke-family-like abilities to decipher what to expect from the forthcoming season.
Locke & Key Season 3 Release date
Prepare yourself for a frightening summer. Locke & Key will air on Wednesday, August 10th, as announced by Netflix in early June. It comes less than a year after Season 2 was released on Netflix, but since Seasons 2 and 3 were shot back-to-back in early 2021, it makes logical that new episodes are already in the works. Season 3 of Locke & Key is confirmed to be the final chapter, according to Deadline in April 2022. Although unfortunately, this will be our last spooky adventure with the Locke kids, it’s worth remembering that the show wasn’t necessarily cancelled, so fans shouldn’t expect any stories to be cut short.
Since Season 1’s resounding success, Netflix and showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill have been planning a three-season arc for the show, according to Deadline. “Once we began working on the series, we believed three seasons was the appropriate length to bring the story of the Locke family and their Keyhouse adventures to a satisfying finish,” the showrunners said in a statement. As storytellers, we are grateful for the opportunity to convey Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s extraordinary story in the way we desired. On the other hand, the mystical keys will be kept for our exclusive use.”
The cast of Locke & Key Season 3
The main cast has confirmed that they will return to Matheson to solve the mystery of Keyhouse Manor. That means expect to see more of Tyler Locke (Connor Jessup), Kinsey Locke (Emilia Jones), Bode Locke (Jackson Robert Scott), Nina Locke (Darby Stanchfield). Also, Duncan Locke (Aaron Ashmore), Scot Cavendish (Petrice Jones), Josh Bennett (Brendan Hines), and Frederick Gideon (Kevin Durand). (If you want to get sad about the series’ conclusion, a few cast members posted goodbye messages. It is on social media after filming concluded.)
Ellie Whedon, played by Sherri Saum, is another character we’ll be seeing more of. Before Season 3 began filming in the fall of 2021, Deadline claimed that Saum had been promoted to series regular and that Ellie and her son Rufus (Coby Bird) would return to Matheson but “haunted by her time spent behind the Black Door.” She also faces “a new and progressively more frightening threat that hovers over the community,” according to the story.
Locke & Key Season 2 Recap
On a more personal level, we should also be witnessing the consequences of some of the characters’ decisions at the end of Season 2. Nina, for example, elected to use the Memory Key’s power to help her remember everything. It will significantly alter the Locke family dynamic. On the other hand, Tyler chose not to, which, according to the showrunners, has “consequences and will impact his connection with his family.” It’s especially crucial to remember that he’s approaching his 18th birthday, which means he’ll lose his ability to use magic, so with a more significant threat on the horizon, that could be an issue.
The plot of Locke & Key Season 3
Because the show has deviated chiefly from its original material at this point. So, you won’t necessarily find any answers as to what will happen next there. However, it appears that this season will be the most intense yet. Collider spoke with Meredith Averill, who said, “The third season emphasises the family. They’re about to face the most serious threat they’ve ever faced. That brings them closer together in a way we’ve never seen before.” It’s difficult to understand precisely what that means. But Captain Frederick Gideon appears to be the “danger” she’s alluding to. Eden used the Echo Key to bring Gideon back as an echo at the end of Season 2. Now he seeks to exact revenge on our favourite demon-fighting family.
Netflix unlocked (sorry) the first-look teaser at the new season when it announced the Season 3 debut date. The clip begins with an ominous voice saying, “The past is always with us, you can try to run away, but it’s always there”. It appears that fans are in for one epic conclusion. So, possibly the creepiest season yet, as the clip begins with an ominous voice saying, “The past is always with us, you can try to run away, but it’s always there.” Then there are shots of Captain Frederick Gideon, a frightening, luminous doorway, and, of course, keys. “Boo,” as the saying goes.
Are Locke and Key returning for a third season?
In August 2022, Locke & Key will make one final appearance.
Is Gabe going to be a part of Locke and Key season 3?
Griffin Gluck (Gabe) will star in the series.
Is Dodge Locke and Key a demon?
In the Locke & Key comic novels, Dodge is the main adversary. It’s an evil being from beyond the Black Door.
Why is there an echo in Locke and Key’s well?
An echo is a recollection of someone who has passed away in a physical, human form. This occurs when someone opens the Wellhouse on Keyhouse Manor with the Echo Key. Also, speaks the name of someone who has died in it.