Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’ Season 3 Set To Start Production in May 2021

The third season of Netflix’s Locke & Key series is currently set to begin production on the third of May, 2021.


  • What is Locke & Key?
  • Locke & Key Season 2 Production Status
  • Locke & Key Season 3 Release Date

What is Locke & Key?

Locke & Key is a supernatural horror drama series developed by Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and Aron Eli Coleite for Netflix. The series is based on the comic-book series of the same name by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez. Locke & Key premiered on Netflix on February 7, 2020. The cast consists of; Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Laysla De Oliveira, Petrice Jones, and Griffin Gluck.

After Rendell Locke is murdered at the hands of former student Sam Lesser, his wife Nina decides to move with her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, from Seattle to Matheson, Massachusetts, and take residence in Rendell’s family home, Keyhouse. The children soon discover a number of mysterious keys throughout the house that can be used to unlock various doors in magical ways. They soon become aware, though, of a demonic entity that is also searching for the keys for its own malevolent purposes.

Before the series premiere in January 2020, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season which is slated to premiere in 2021. In September of 2020, ahead of the second season premiere, the series was renewed for a third season. 

Locke & Key Season 2 Production Status

Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, and Jackson Robert Scott on the set of Locke & Key Season 2.

On the 31st of January, a GameSpot interview with the showrunners was published in which Cuse stated that writing on the second season of Locke & Key had already started. You can read the quote below:

We’re writing Season 2, even though it hasn’t been greenlit. We’re working in a room.

The second season was originally expected to begin filming on August 17th, 2020 and end on February 5th, 2021. This schedule did not work out due to the COVID-19 lockdown. It was later revealed that production had been delayed, with production now starting on the 21st of September, 2020, until March 5, 2021.

While we still don’t know when we can expect season 2 to come out, we can theorize. Filming for the first season took around five months, with the season being released on Netflix seven months after production wrapped up. Assuming that season 2 follows a similar schedule, a September 2021 release date is expected for Locke & Key season 2.

Locke & Key Season 3 Release Date

Season 3 of the series is currently set to begin production on the 3rd of May, with production set to wrap up on the 17th of September, 2021. If we take the production and release schedule of season 1 and apply it to season 3 the same way we did with season 2, Locke & Key season 3 should have a March 2022 release date.

Emre Kaya

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