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Locke and Key season 3 cast list, reviews, plot, trailer, and news

The Locke and Key season 3 release date bought the popular TV series back to Netflix in 2022, providing more scares, mysteries, and everything in-between.

Locke and Key season 3 release date

What is the Locke and Key season 3 release date? It’s been three seasons, and the Locke family have spent countless hours discovering mysterious keys in the fantasy-horror Netflix series. What’s worse, they had a growing number of malevolent spirits to deal with, too – it just doesn’t end for these kids!

By this point in the TV series, there’s been possessions, spirits, magical keys, and plenty of ghosts. Not the easiest of rides, but a fun one indeed. For fans of fantasy and horror, Locke and Key has been the answer to their small screen prayers!

But sadly, it was announced in August 2022 that the series would be coming to an end, since Netflix had decided to cancel it. That said, if you missed out, or you’re looking to check out what the opinion of its final season was, we’ve got everything you need to know about Locke and Key season 3.

Who’s in the Locke and Key season 3 cast?

Season 3 includes the majority of the main cast from past seasons, including Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, and Jackson Robert Scott as the Locke family.

The Locke and Key season 3 cast list:

  • Darby Stanchfield as Nina Locke
  • Connor Jessup as Tyler Locke
  • Emilia Jones as Kinsey Locke
  • Jackson Robert Scott as Bode Locke
  • Brendan Hines as Josh Bennett
  • Kevin Durand as Frederick Gideon
  • Sherri Saum as Ellie Whedon
  • Coby Bird as Rufus Whedon
  • Aaron Ashmore as Duncan Locke
  • Liyou Abere as Jamie Bennett
  • Petrice Jones as Scot Cavendish
  • Leishe Meyboom as Abby
  • Michael Therriault as Gordie Shaw
  • Ian Lake as James Bolton
  • Jeff Lillico as Samuel Coffey
  • Oriana Leman as Carly Miller

Locke and Key season 3 release date: the Locke siblings

What are people saying about Locke and Co season 3?

Generally, reviews for Locke and Key season 3 leaned more on the negative side, with views that the final season was poorly executed and didn’t quite achieve the same level of magic that the first two did.

Right now, season 3 is sitting at 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 34% audience score. Not the best, but also perhaps not the worst finale season of a show we’ve ever encountered. And hey, at least we got a final season!

Locke and Key season 3 release date: Emilia Jones as Kinsey Locke

What is Locke and Key season 3 about?

Since Dodge was defeated in season 2, we were now onto a new villain: captain Frederick Gideon, a Redcoat from the 1700s who was possessed by a demon. He was brought into our world via the Wellhouse by Eden, who wanted to open the Black Door to find a new master since Dodge had been killed.

The third season also saw some flashbacks that gave us an insight into the Creation Key, meaning we finally got to understand some of the lore that had hung unanswered in the first two seasons of the show. For that matter, the ’90s flashbacks also showed how the demon door was opened, bringing Dodge to life to begin with.

When Ellie had been caught under Gideon’s power, Sam and the Lockes had to work together to save her, resulting in a near-death experience for Gordie. Thankfully, Ellie managed to use the head key, creating a new version of Gordie. When everyone eventually winds up in Gordies head, they’re witness to some pretty bizarre scenes, including a moment in which he remembers one of his worst experiences: losing the role of Dracula.

Ultimately, the series ends with a climatic battle between everyone and Gideon, who is defeated by Kinsey when she stabs him with the key. Nina pushes him into the portal, and the Lockes realize that they can diminish the portal by throwing the keys into the portal, too. After using the keys for one last time to share one last emotional moment with Rendell, the Lockes finally let go of the keys. (We’re pretty sure everyone needed tissues for this ending.)

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Is there a Locke and Key season 3 trailer?

The first Locke and Key season 3 trailer hit the web on July 28, 2022. 

Now that there’s nothing else on the way, you can also watch this adorable clip of Jackson Robert Scott on set of the series, just to keep you occupied.

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What was the Locke and Key season 3 release date?

Locke and Key season 3 arrived on Netflix August 10, 2022.

Previously, Netflix itself had announced a 2022 release window in a press blast in November 2021.

Season 3 of the popular comic adaptation was part of the platform’s genre-heavy lineup for the year. This included The Sandman, Alice in Borderland season 2, and The Witcher: Blood Origin. Solid lineup if you’re into the weird, wonderful, and occasionally horrific!

Locke and Key season 3 release date: Emilia Jones as Kinsey Locke

Where can I watch Locke and Key season 3?

All three seasons of Locke and Key are available to watch on Netflix.

When you’re done with those, you can check out everything new on Netflix this month, as well as all the best Netflix movies and Netflix series available on the streaming service.

Locke and Key season 3 release date: The cast of Locke and Key

How many episodes are in Locke and Key season 3?

There are eight episodes in Locke and Key season 3, two less than previous seasons.

Overall, the show has spanned across 28 episodes since it premiered in 2020.

If you’d like more fantastical TV, check out our guides Rings of Power season 2 and House of the Dragon season 2. Check out our list of the best fantasy series and best fantasy movies of all time, and find out how to watch the Lord of the Rings movies in order.