Locke & Key is one of the finest teen series on Netflix and one of the best fantasy shows. Fortunately, Locke and Key season 3 will premiere in 2022, following the tragic season 2 finale ending.
The third season of Locke and Key had already been filmed when the second season was published on Netflix in October 2021 because the actors and crew filmed them back-to-back. We’ve been waiting a long time for a word on a season 3 release date, but it appears that it will be shortly.
Unfortunately, Netflix released first look photographs from the upcoming Locke and Key season 3 in April 2022 and confirmed that the following season will be the final season. It’s disappointing news for the beloved show’s ardent followers.
Was Locke and Key formally canceled?
No, Locke and Key was not officially canceled. Although Netflix did not state that seasons 2 and 3 would be the final seasons when they renewed the show for seasons 2 and 3, the news that season 3 will now be the last season appears to be a creative choice.
If Locke and Key had been canceled, the awful news would have indeed leaked following the release of Season 3 on Netflix. As much as fans would like to see the series continue into season 4 and beyond, cancellation is not what happened in this case.
Why is Locke and Key’s third season the final one?
Like Never Have I Ever co-creator Mindy Kaling stated about finishing the high school romance comedy with its fourth season, it appears brevity was the word of the game when it came to winding off Locke and Key’s plot.
The series’ executive producers and showrunners, Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill discussed finding the appropriate duration to convey this narrative based on the comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. It appears that three seasons was always their intention.