Culture News Netflix is canceling one of its most critically and popularly acclaimed fantasy series. There will be no season 2!
Published on 05/15/2023 at 12:00
Between Ghostbusters and Stranger Things, Lockwood & Co will not have the same future. The Netflix series will not have a second season as indicated by its production house.
There will be no season 2 for Lockwood & co
Paradoxically, the success of a Netflix series is not synonymous with its sustainability or even its longevity. This is for example the case of ”1889” which has not been renewed for a second season. Ditto for Inside Job, the Resident Evil series or even Ozard. Another of them fell in battle recently. It is the Lockwood & Co series which will not be the subject of a second season. It was his production house Complete Fiction who announced the news at the start of the weekend:
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Lockwood & Co will not be returning for a second series. The realization of this series was one of the most rewarding experiences of our career and we will keep an unforgettable memory.
In this press release, Complete Fiction adds that it was honored to work with short-story writer Johnatan Stroud: it is to him that we owe the Netflix series since it is the direct adaptation of his literary saga which began in 2013. collaboration which paid off as Stroud “will remain a friend and member of the Complete Fiction family for life”.
Lockwood & Co: an irrefutable success
Some would say that the most important thing is not the destination but the friends you have made along the way. Still, the path didn’t look that rough for this Ghostbusters-inspired adaptation. Lockwood & Co illustrates the adventures of private detectives capable of tracking down and hunting ghosts. Skills almost perfectly mastered by Lucy… who has not finished her training. She then joins the agency, which does not include any adults.
A synopsis that pleases the audience. When it was released at the end of January 2023, Lockwood & Co moved into the top 10 of the most watched English-language series (in number of hours) on the platform for three weeks in a row. Between January 30 and February 05, it is even the most watched English-language television series with almost 40 million hours. Another witness of its success, the reception by the public and the press. On the aggregator RottenTomatoes, Lockwood & Co has 92% approval by the press and 94% by the public.