Is the fan-favorite Netflix series Lockwood & Co. returning for a second season? It was revealed in May 2023, that the show would not return for more episodes.
“With heavy hearts, we announce that Lockwood & Co. will not be returning for a second series. Making this show was one of the most rewarding experiences of our careers and we will forever treasure it,” the Complete Fiction production company shared in a statement obtained by Variety. “Being trusted by the supremely talented Jonathan Stroud to adapt his outstanding series of books was an honor and a privilege. Working with him as closely as we did across the development, production and release of Lockwood & Co has made him a friend, and part of the Complete Fiction family, for life.”
The British series premiered on the streaming service in January 2023, and was based on Jonathan Stroud‘s book series of the same name. The show follows a psychic teenager named Lucy (Ruby Stokes) who teams up with Anthony (Cameron Chapman) and George (Ali Hadji-Heshmati) to hunt ghosts. Keep reading for everything we know about the show’s cancellation.
Will There Be a ‘Lockwood & Co.’ Season 2?
The show will not be returning for a second season.
“To the fans — to Lock Nation — you really have been the greatest. We cannot thank you enough for how much you have embraced, celebrated and loved the show,” the Complete Fiction statement continued. “You are the kindest, most creative group of people online and it has been so gratifying to see how your passion for these characters and this world has brought you all together. This might be the end of the line for the TV show, but the books live on, as do the friendships made. We encourage you to embrace both.”
How Did ‘Lockwood & Co.’ Season 1 End?
The first season ended with a major cliffhanger and, since season 1 only covers the first two books in the Lockwood & Co. series, showrunner Joe Cornish was keeping his fingers crossed for a second season confirmation.
“So there’s definitely a couple more seasons in the books. One of the things I don’t like about episodic telly is when it doesn’t know how it’s going to end,” the director told Empire in January 2023. “You get that thing Lost had where it’s all promise and no delivery. But the story in the books is very well-plotted. Jonathan Stroud solidifies the world and thinks of clever ways to explore it the more the books go on. It really goes somewhere, and it does have an end. So yeah, we’d love to do more.”
That being said, Joe did tell Collider in February 2023 that he had no business getting “caught up” with the fans’ questions about a renewal.
“We just have to be super proud of what we’ve done. We really appreciate the fact, particularly, that fans of the book are recognizing the world that was in their imagination up on the screen,” he continued. “I just want to be proud and happy for the actors, for all the incredible technicians, everybody who worked on the show that made it good, and that so many people dig it.”
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