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Netflix cancels ‘Locke & Key’ after announcing the third season

Netflix has recently taken to Twitter to announce the end of the fan-favourite series Locke & Key following its third season. Given how the streaming service has been cancelling shows ever so often irrespective of their popularity, this news comes as no surprise. 

Created in 2020 by Carleton Cuse, Meredith Averill and Aron Eli Coleite, the series is based on Gabriel Rodriguez and Joe Hill’s novel of the same name. Over the last two seasons, they have presented a gripping narrative of love, loss, grief and denial while highlighting the close-knit eponymous Locke family. 

The Lockes return to the Key house after the father is murdered by a student. The three Locke children, Tyler, Kinsey and Bode move to their ancestral house with their mother Nina where they stumble upon mysterious keys that can unlock several doors. 

This unlocks a malicious demon who tries to overpower the children’s good faith as they try to decode the connection between their father’s tragic death and the keys. The show appealed to Stranger Things fans due to the abundance of sci-fi and fantasy elements. 

Just after cancelling Archive 81 which had pretty good ratings from fans, the streamer has cancelled Locke & Key. Joe Hill took to Twitter to announce the end of the show as well, beckoning the audience to join them for “one last ride”.   

Netflix shared a note from the showrunners and executive producers of the show. It read, “Once we began working on the series, we felt three seasons was the ideal length to bring the story of the Locke family and their Keyhouse adventures to a satisfying conclusion. As storytellers, 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.”

The note ended with a sweet, “we’re keeping the magical keys, though, for our own personal use.”

The Tweet also contains stills from the seasons, with the first one showing the entire Locke family in a close space.

Take a look at the Tweet below: