Joe Cornish, the creator of the new Netflix fantasy series Lockwood and Co, has reached out to the streaming service in a recent interview, putting his case forward for a second season.
Helmed by the same mind behind such hit movies as Attack the Block and The Kid Who Would Be King, Cornish’s series Lockwood and Co has already amassed a good following on Netflix, mere weeks after it hit the streaming service. Season one of the new show, which follows a small startup business run by two boys and a psychically gifted girl, is based on the first two books in Jonathan Stroud’s books series: The Screaming Staircase and The Whispering Skull.
In conversation with Empire, Cornish discussed the new series, confirming that the first series was based on the first two books: “So there’s definitely a couple more seasons in the books.” Continuing, he adds, “Jonathan Stroud solidifies the world and thinks of clever ways to explore it the more the books go on. It really goes somewhere, and it does have an end. So yeah, we’d love to do more.”
Then, in something of a pronged attack against Netflix, which has made a name for itself as being all too eager to get rid of fan-favourite series, Cornish explains: “One of the things I don’t like about episodic telly is when it doesn’t know how it’s going to end. You get that thing Lost had where it’s all promise and no delivery”.
The streaming service has gained notoriety in recent years for cancelling TV shows before they had the chance to thrive, with their most recent victims of the cut being The Midnight Club, Inside Job, 1899 and Warrior Nun. Such has led to production teams waiting on tenterhooks after the release of the first season of a show, eager to find out if they will be commissioned to make a second series.
Lockwood and Co, starring Ruby Stokes, Cameron Chapman, Ali Hadji-Heshmati and Ivanno Jeremiah, is available to stream on Netflix now.