Just so we can keep everything straight, here's where things stand with Netflix's Locke & Key. The second season is finished and ready to hit streaming screens this October, while the third season looks to be getting closer to wrapping soon. So is there an excellent chance production on the third season will wrap before the second season starts? Yup, and much of that has to do with the commitment and dedication of the cast and crew as well as a set that appears to have a solid health & safety system in place. Following up on a post that offered a great look at her and the dearly departed Rendell Locke's real-like counterpart Bill Heck, Darby Stanchfield is sharing a look at some of the show's family out for the night as well as a sobering perspective on just how long the team's been at work on the adaptation. But first up, a very cool look at Stanchfield with co-stars Connor Jessup, Jackson Robert Scott, Coby Bird, and Aaron Ashmore, as well as executive producers Meredith Averill & Carlton Cuse:
Here's a look at the Instagram post that Stanchfield shared this afternoon:
And in the following tweet, Stanchfield puts it all into perspective when it comes to what's really involved in filming two seasons back-to-back: spending a year away from home as of August 6 but with the "final stretch" in sight. We'll go ahead and say it. We were shocked that they've been at it for that long:
During Netflix's Geeked Week, the cast let the fans know that the second season will be premiering this year- October 2021, to be precise. And they brought along some first images from the new season:
Here's a look back at Stanchfield giving the signal that production on Season 3 was underway:
During an interview from last year, co-showrunner Meredith Averill (with Carlton Cuse) detailed what she would change (and keep) if the series was assigned a second set of keys. Proudly preferring "suspense and tension" over "gory and graphic" when it comes to horror, Averill revealed that the second season would retain the first season's tone. But with the kids getting older and also more experienced with the keys and their powers, the topics, situations, and enemies they face will have to grow and deepen: "The first season, we always thought of as being the story of the kids learning that they're the new Keepers of the Keys. With season two, we want to explore what that responsibility means. What does it mean as they get closer to being 18 years old—the age when you age out of magic—what does that mean? What does that look like? We cover so much of the comics in the first season, but there's so much of the lore that we held back on and new keys we created for the show that we're excited to share."
Averill continued, "Tonally, I think we intend to keep the show the same, but we do want to deepen the characters' lives and the issues they're dealing with. The older kids are moving closer to their graduation, and while grief is something that you never fully let go of, the kids are going to be able to begin moving on because, at least for now, they know the truth of what happened to him. If you can believe it, the Locke kids are going to be dealing with things far heavier than the death of their father in season two."
Based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's popular comic book series, Netflix's adaptation of the horror/fantasy Locke & Key focuses on the Locke siblings – Kinsey (Emilia Jones), Tyler (Connor Jessup), and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) – who move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts with their mother Nina (Darby Stanchfield) after the gruesome murder of their father, only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Standing in their way is a devious demon who also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them. The first season also starred Petrice Jones, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Laysla De Oliveira, Kevin Alves, Asha Bromfield, Griffin Gluck, Steven Williams, Felix Mallard, Coby Bird, Sherri Saum, and Eric Graise. Aaron Ashmore and Hallea Jones have been promoted to series regulars for the second season, with Brendan Hines (The Tick)as a new series regular and Liyou Abere (The Boys) guest-starring.
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