Another fan favorite comic book show is coming to an end on Netflix. The streaming service has revealed that the upcoming third season of Locke & Key, a supernatural thriller series based on the IDW comic of the same name, will be the show’s last. However, fans shouldn’t worry about being left on any sort of cliffhanger, as Deadline is reporting the creatives behind the production always planned on finishing the story with a three-season arc.
After the successful launch of Locke & Key‘s first season, showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill were reportedly approached by Netflix with the idea of a complete three-season run. The duo agreed that two more batches of episodes would be enough to tell their story, and from that point conceived the plot of the eight-episode third season to give the series a proper conclusion. They explained to Deadline:
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. We’re keeping the magical keys, though, for our own personal use.Statement from Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill
Locke & Key is based on the comic series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, and followed the adventures of the young Locke siblings after their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances. The three children, alongside their mother, move into the family’s ancestral home, which they find to be full of magical keys that may unlock the answers they’re looking for. Unfortunately, their exploits also awaken a powerful demon, who will stop at nothing to steal the keys for himself.
Locke & Key‘s third season does not currently have a release date.