Locke and Key Season 3 Updates: Netflix has renewed Locke and Key for a third season after giving the fantasy drama an early renewal late last year, allowing production on new episodes to move forward fast.
Given the shocking Locke and Key season 2 finale, which saw an enemy from the family’s distant past reemerge in an unexpected fashion, this will come as a relief to fans.
This new nemesis appears to be a step up from the show’s previous enemy Dodge, according to showrunner Meredith Averill, who describes him as the Lockes’ “biggest threat” too far (via Collider).
“It’s a lot more about the family in the third season,” she explained. “They’ll be presented with the most dangerous peril they’ve ever encountered.” I’m afraid it goes beyond that.
If you can’t wait to return to Matheson for more magical mayhem, keep reading to find out all we know about Locke & Key season three on Netflix, including release date rumors, cast, trailer, and more.
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Netflix has announced that Locke and Key will return for a third season, but the streaming site has yet to reveal when the next set of episodes will be available to watch.
The fantasy series was renewed in advance in December 2020 (via Deadline), allowing the second and third seasons to be shot back-to-back, compensating for time lost during the coronavirus pandemic’s early stages.
Darby Stanchfield, star of Locke and Key, stated on Instagram in August 2021 that filming on season three has ended, as well as providing us a sneak peek at some of the keys we may expect to see in the next episodes.
Because of how far ahead of schedule production is this time, RadioTimes.com anticipates that Locke and Key will return sooner than planned, maybe in the first quarter of the year.
The eponymous family waved farewell to one of their own, Tyler (Connor Jessup), in the season two finale of Locke and Key, as he prepared to start a new life in Boston for university.
Darby Stanch field’s aforementioned Instagram photo from the set of the third season also features Jessup, implying that his character returns to Matheson, possibly for his summer vacation.
In addition, when the other two Locke siblings, Kinsey and Bode, portrayed by Emilia Jones and Jackson Robert Scott, settle into their positions as Keepers of the Keys, we can expect more from them.
This time, they’ll have a little extra help in the form of Aaron Ashmore’s Uncle Duncan, who has had his memories restored, and Nina Locke of Stanchfield, who appears to be the next receiver of the Memory Key’s abilities.
That’s a lucky break, because Kevin Durand’s frightening villain Frederick Gideon has been confirmed to play a key role in the upcoming season, and based on the finale, he isn’t kidding around.
Patrice Jones (Scot), Asha Bromfield (Zadie), Jesse Camacho (Doug), and Eric Graise (Logan) are all likely to emerge in the future, giving the Lockes further support from their Matheson Academy buddies.
It’s unknown whether Sherri Saum will return as Ellie Whedon, who was reunited with son Rufus (Coby Bird) and lost love Lucas (Felix Mallard) in season two, but she wouldn’t be faulted if she chose to move away from Matheson.
Given that Dodge has already been vanquished, it appears that Griffin Gluck and Layla De Oliveira will not return in season three, while Genevieve Kang is also unlikely to return after Matheson Academy student Jackie Veda tragically perished.
Locke and Key Season 3 contains the following plot spoilers: What is going to happen next?
The Echo of barbarian revolutionary war soldier Frederick Gideon, who is possessed by what could easily be The Black Door’s most formidable monster, was presented in the last scene of Locke and Key season two.
Eden Hawkins, a demon student, was surprised to learn which of her brethren had hooked onto Gideon’s soul, but her amazement changed to dread when he grabbed her ankles and tossed her into a well.
In contrast to former baddie Dodge, who acquired a soft spot for Kinsey Locke throughout the course of the second season, it appears that this new nemesis will not be taking any prisoners.
Because Gideon is a character who has never appeared in the Locke and Key comic books, the show’s source material will appear to be less of a guide in season three.
While some purists may be concerned about big modifications to the original tale, this adds a sense of complete unpredictability to the next season, which should make for thrilling viewing.
There isn’t a trailer for Locke and Key season three yet, but with filming on the third chapter already completed, we could see one in the coming months.