There Won’t Be A Lockwood & Co. Season 2 On Netflix

“This might be the end of the line for the TV show, but the books live on, as do the friendships made.”

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'Lockwood & Co' characters are Lockwood (Cameron Chapman), Lucy (Ruby Stokes) and George (Ali Hadji-...

The creator behind Attack the Block and The Kid Who Would Be King delivered another tale about kids facing down larger-than-life odds with Lockwood & Co. The Netflix series follows three kids who battle against supernatural entities, separate from the established corporations — and their adult supervision — that were created to do just that. Their company is run by the rebellious Anthony Lockwood (Cameron Chapman) and his eccentric sidekick George (Ali Hadji-Heshmati). They’re joined by the psychic Lucy (Ruby Stokes), and together the trio works to unravel a mystery that could change the world.

It definitely seemed like there could be a Lockwood & Co. Season 2. After all, the source material is out there: The show is based on a YA series by Jonathan Stroud, which ran for five books from 2013 to 2017.

Stroud confirmed to The Bookseller magazine that the show stays pretty true to the books. “There are various inevitable changes here and there — some things compressed, other things teased out a little. But the essential points — the main plot, the mechanics of the world and, crucially, the characters — are lovingly transcribed to the screen,” he said. “Ruby Stokes, Cameron Chapman, and Ali Hadji-Heshmati are perfect as my three heroes: It’s been a beautiful thing to watch.”

Showrunner Joe Cornish explained to Slashfilm, “I used to read novels as a kid and then see adaptations of them, and I would always be like, ‘Why did they change that? Why did they need to change that? Just film this.’” He added that they had to put some of the books’ details in dialogue as the series was so dense. “I remember when I read Stephen King books, I’d be like, ‘Man, this is a screenplay. Just film all of this.’ We tried to do that, but obviously, you can’t. It would be a 50-hour show if you filmed everything, so you have to figure out ways to compress.”

But he said that “by and large, we just tried to put everything in that we could” from the books.


As for that potential second season? Sadly, Lockwood & Co. Season 2 won’t be happening on Netflix, Variety announced in May — writing that “while Netflix was very pleased with the show, and especially the work that had gone into it, viewing numbers didn’t meet the threshold to greenlight a second season.”

In a statement, production company Complete Fiction thanked fans for embracing the show. “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,” reads the message, per Variety. “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.”

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