Locke & Key: Darby Stanchfield Shares Surprising Locke Family Reunion

So the last time we checked in on how things were going with Netflix's adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's popular fantasy/horror comic book series Locke & Key, it was the end of June and co-stars Darby Stanchfield and Jackson Robert Scott were checking in to let fans know that the team had "half of season 3 Locke-d in" (along with a right-proper "aloha salute"). Three weeks later, we have another family reunion to talk about- though this one was a pleasant surprise. With the brief caption, "Reunited. FULL HEART" accompanied by two emoji hearts, Stanchfield shared a great look at her and the dearly departed Rendell Locke's real-like counterpart Bill Heck looking like the happy, loving couple we've seen from flashbacks before it all went to Hell in a proverbial handbasket.

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Locke & Key (Image: Netflix)

We may not be going out on a limb here with this "bold prediction" but either were looking at a friendly on-set get-together or we're looking at some serious flashback action going in the third season. Side note? It gets really confusing discussing the third season before the second has even come out, but then again? That's a much better "problem" to have than no Locke & Key to write about so we're not complaining. So for a look at the happy on-screen couple (well, as happy as an on-screen couple can be, especially considering one of them is dead), check out the post from Stanchfield below:

The cast made an appearance at Netflix's Geeked Week to let 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:

Locke & Key Season 2
Image: Netflix
Locke & Key Season 2
Image: Netflix
Locke & Key Season 2
Image: Netflix
Locke & Key Season 2
Image: Netflix
Locke & Key: Darby Stanchfield Shares Surprising Locke Family Reunion
Image: Netflix
Locke & Key: Darby Stanchfield Shares Surprising Locke Family Reunion
Image: Netflix

Locke & Key: Darby Stanchfield Shares Surprising Locke Family Reunion

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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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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