Netflix has finally released Locke and Key Season 2 after a wait of more than a year. Developed by Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and Aron Eli Coleite, Locke & Key is based on the comic-book series of the same name created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez. The last season introduced us to Keyhouse and our protagonists, the three Locke siblings- Bode Locke, Kinsey Locke and Tyler Locke, who move into the house with their mother Nina after the death of their father Rendell Locke. We discover that the house is not a house but a safe for magical keys hidden inside it.
In this season, we find the cast reprising in their former roles which includes Jackson Robert Scott, Emilia Jones, Connor Jessup, Darby Stanchfield, Aaron Ashmore, Petrice Jones, Hallea Jones, Laysla De Oliveira and Griffin Gluck. The show is 10 episodes long with a runtime ranging from 40 to 60 minutes.
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Locke and Key Season 2: Love, Magic & New Threats
Season 1 of Locke and Key did not quite end with a proper closure. Even though the Locke siblings think that they have put Dodge back from the place it came from, it is revealed that it was in fact Ellie (changed into Dodge using the identity key). Meanwhile, we saw Eden get hit by one of the glowing bullets and by the end of the last episode of Locke & Key Season 1, we know that she too is now possessed with a demonic entity. Also, we find out that Gabe is actually no one else but Dodge!
Locke and Key Season 2 continues from the part where it left off as we see the Locke siblings existing in harmony assuming that the demonic entity is gone. It offers us some newfound love (Josh & Nina) and the struggle to hold on to the old ones (Tyler and Jackie). However, this season, unlike, the last one gives a darker view into magic and offers us informative, historical flashbacks on the origin of the magical keys.
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The subplot of loss and trauma continues, be it Erin’s return, Nina’s efforts to move on or Duncan struggling to get a grasp of his reality. In fact, Aaron Ashmore as Duncan gets to evolve more as a character in this season. Meanwhile, the Locke siblings have no time to invest in that zone as our evil villain, Dodge/Gabe is on the move to find out how to create new magical keys.
The horror aspect of the original comics finds its way back into this season as we witness darkness spread its wings to soar high. The question of will the Locke siblings be able to stop the demons end with a ‘cliffhanger’ ending, which will take time to settle down into the mind of the audience.
Locke and Key Season 2: Final Verdict
Locke and Key Season 2 does everything right to keep the story rolling and given that Netflix has greenlit the show for a third season, it will be another terrible wait to see what happens next, now that we have a new cutthroat villain in the house.
You can watch Locke and Key Season 2 now streaming on Netflix.