Netflix renews Locke & Key, cancels October Faction and V-Wars

Locke & Key showrunners have a multiple-season plan for the series

Locke & Key is coming back for another season!

Netflix on Monday has renewed the supernatural horror drama for a second season. While the streaming service didn’t release any viewership data, Netflix vice president of originals Brian Wright said in a statement that the series based on the IDW comic by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez has “captivated audiences around the world at every twist and turn.”

The exec added that the Netflix is “so proud to have been part” of the show and “can’t wait to see all that Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and the entire creative team have in store for Season 2.”

Showrunners Cuse and Averill, meanwhile, said in a statement that they are “thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke & Key” alongside all their collaborators,” adding that they are “grateful to Netflix for all their support” and are looking forward to bringing fans the exciting next chapter of the story.

The show’s Season 2 renewal was seemingly hinted at by Cuse and Averill during their February appearance on The Hollywood Reporter podcast, TV’s Top 5, in which they mentioned that they have already been preparing scripts for a second season since the series premiered on the streamer on February 7th. The duo also revealed at that time that they have a multiple-season plan in mind for the series.

The Locke siblings

Starring Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Petrice Jones, Laysla De Oliveira, and Griffin Gluck, Locke & Key follows the story of three siblings who, along with their mother, move into their ancestral home following the death of their father. The children soon discover a number of mysterious keys throughout the house that may be connected to their father’s death.

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As TV and film productions remain mostly suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not clear yet when exactly Locke & Key will return for its second season.

While Locke & Key will live for another season, its fellow IDW-produced series V-Wars and October Faction will no longer move forward, as both series have been canceled by Netflix. V-Wars and October Faction both ran for one season each after launching on December 5th and January 23rd respectively.

V-Wars cast

Starring The Vampire Diaries alum Ian Somerhalder, V-Wars centers on Dr. Luther Swann (Somerhalder) who enters a world of horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes) into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans.

October Faction, meanwhile, follows the story of a monster-hunting couple, Deloris (Tamara Taylor) and Fred Allen (J.C. MacKenzie).

V-Wars and October Faction become the latest shows to be axed by Netflix after just one season, joining recently canceled series Messiah, AJ and the Queen, Spinning Out, Soundtrack, and Daybreak, among many others.