Season two of Locke & Key may have just landed on Netflix, but we’re already thinking ahead to season three. As fans of the show may remember, Netflix renewed the popular series all the way back in December 2020. According to Variety, the renewal was announced as the second season finished filming. “We have some incredible adventures in store for the Locke family in season 3, and could not be more excited to continue telling our story with our great partners at Netflix,” showrunner Carlton Cuse said at the time.
So, where does production stand now? When the renewal was first announced, Netflix said season three would begin filming in early 2021, and based on Instagram posts from the cast, filming wrapped this fall. Star Darby Stanchfield shared some behind-the-scenes photos and video from the set in August, and in September, Connor Jessup posted that season three was a wrap, which may mean that the next episodes will be available to stream sooner rather than later.
We don’t quite know yet what season three will be about, but there’s a good chance it’ll carry on where season two’s cliffhanger leaves off. The show, based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comics of the same name, revolves around the Locke kids and their mother, who move into Keyhouse and discover keys that will lead them to the answer of who murdered their father. Naturally, all of the keys are magic and lead to both good and evil.
Showrunners Cuse and Meredith Averill won’t exactly divulge what keys viewers might see in season three, but they did tell SyFy Wire that season two is full of Easter eggs. “I think the comic fans, if they look very closely, they might see some Easter eggs in Keyhouse that could give them some clues as to some keys that they might see moving forward,” Averill said.
We’ll just have to wait to see exactly what happens in season three whenever it comes to Netflix. There’s no release date yet, but hopefully we won’t have to wait for long.