This article discusses the potential of Lockwood and Co Season 2 which may contain some spoilers for the first season.
Fans of supernatural teen dramas aren’t exactly short of things to watch on Netflix, but the latest offering in the genre, Lockwood & Co., is worth their time all the same. The British series is adapted by Joe Cornish, of Attack the Block fame, from the series of novels by Jonathan Stroud, and boasts a great setting, story, and cast, including perhaps most notably Ruby Stokes from Bridgerton. Since the adaptation was announced ages ago, anticipation for the series was very high, thanks in part to an aggressive marketing push by the streaming giant, and I’m pleased to announce it was worth the wait.
Here’s a quote from our review:
There’s an awareness from the very first scene of this eight-episode series that it’s a slight cut above its contemporaries. It looks a little more expensive, has a slightly richer atmosphere, is more economical with its worldbuilding, and contains more than a few surprises. And it’s pretty blasé about all this. It has a confidence and an easy-going, distinctly British charm that could veer on pretension if it wasn’t so nattily written. As things stand, though, it’s content to be better than any number of similar shows without telling you, since it’s confident you’ll find out on your own.
Fans who have already binged their way through the first season will be wondering about the show’s potential future, so here’s everything we know:
Will there be a Lockwood and Co Season 2?
Renewed or canceled status: TBC
As ever, it’s a little too soon to tell. However, the wait for the first season was so long that perhaps the typical timelines don’t apply here.
The first season of the show was originally announced in 2017. Netflix reported that they had acquired it at the end of 2020. Filming began in July 2021, and the show debuted in January 2023.
There’s no reason that the entirety of this process should be replicated before a second season since Netflix are now cozy with the rights, but that 18-month filming period is important. This isn’t the kind of show one can knock out in a couple of months. It’s full of high-quality visual effects, intricate action choreography, and location shooting. If the show is renewed, which is likely, it probably won’t be with us until at least mid-late 2024.
But will it be renewed? That’s the question, and the answer is “probably”. While Netflix have been prone to cancel some very successful shows in the same genre, such as Warrior Nun and The Bastard Son and the Devil Himself, this IP already has an existing fanbase thanks to Stroud’s books and plenty more material to adapt in subsequent seasons (the first season collapses the first two books in the series, The Screaming Staircase and The Whispering Skull.)
Hopefully, the long wait for the first season to come to fruition built enough anticipation that viewing metrics will guarantee a follow-up. But, as ever, we’ll keep you informed either way.
How many seasons are in Lockwood and Co?
Netflix have not yet confirmed how many seasons Lockwood and Co will have, but if we were to base it on the books, and if there’s good viewership, then we could have 5 books. So this could easily be a smash hit for Netflix.