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Locke and Key season 2 is fast approaching and, finally, we have an official release date to look forward to. Not only that, but a first teaser trailer for the supernatural horror show has arrived, too.

 

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The next instalment in Netflix’s adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s comic series will hit the streamer on Friday, October 22. So now is the perfect time to binge watch season 1 if you haven’t caught it yet.

The show’s first season did an excellent job of being one of the more intriguing horror series on Netflix. That means that expectations for season 2 have been raised, but we’re confident that it’ll continue to pull in viewers based on its magical keys and abilities, creepy villains and interesting subplots.

With Locke and Key season 2 arriving before Halloween, you’ll want to know everything worth knowing about the next instalment. Below, you’ll find more information on its launch date, cast members, possible story threads and more.

 

Locke & Key season 2 release date: When will it be on?

Ten brand new episodes of Locke & Key will premiere on Netflix on Friday, October 22.

 

Locke & Key season 2 cast: Who will be in it?

Assuming that season two continues roughly from where we left off, the majority of cast members from season one are likely to return, including:

  • Jackson Robert Scott as Bode Locke
  • Connor Jessup as Tyler Locke
  • Emilia Jones as Kinsey Locke
  • Sherri Saum as Ellie Whedon
  • Griffin Gluck as Gabe
  • Darby Stanchfield as Nina Locke
  • Laysla De Oliveira as Dodge

 

In late September 2020, Aaron Ashmore and Hallea Jones, who recurred on the first season of Locke & Key, were confirmed / promoted as series regulars for season two. Brendan Hines (The Tick) also joined as a new series regular. Additionally, Liyou Abere (Mrs. America, The Boys) was revealed as a guest star.

 

Locke & Key season 2 plot: What will happen?

“The first season, we always thought of as being the story of the kids learning that they’re the new Keepers of the Keys,” Averill told Gizmodo. “With season two, we want to explore what that responsibility means. What does it mean as they get closer to being 18 years old – the age when you age out of magic – what does that mean?”

 

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Averill added: “Tonally, I think we intend to keep the show the same, but we do want to deepen the characters’ lives and the issues they’re dealing with. The older kids are moving closer to their graduation, and while grief is something that you never fully let go of, the kids are going to be able to begin moving on because, at least for now, they know the truth of what happened to him.

“If you can believe it, the Locke kids are going to be dealing with things far heavier than the death of their father in season two.”

Locke & Key’s season one finale left our heads spinning with a final twist which revealed that Dodge was alive after all, ready to renew her hunt for the keys.

The omega key might be safe for now, but that could all change in future episodes.

One thing we’re hoping to see in season two is the origin story of the keys. (Spoilers for the comic follow.) In the books, we discover that back in 1775 a group of rebel soldiers during the War of Independence come across the Black Door, a portal to another dimension. Dark place, lots of mood. The demons that try to escape that dimension into our world turn into – bear with us – whispering lumps of metal, which the soldiers turn into keys with magical powers.

Chatting to Collider, Cuse said: “There certainly is more room in season two for new stories, but we’re also always still mining story from the comics. There definitely are stories left in the comics that we want to hold onto, to use in future seasons. So, it still remains a bit of a remix, of pulling from stories from the comic and our own original stories.”

The soldiers who touch the door became possessed by tapeworm–like entities trying to avoid being turned into metal. These demonic beings then fuse with their hosts and become hungry for violence all the time.

You might be wondering why adults can’t see any of this stuff when it does, in fact, affect them. That’s because the last guy to make a key, in 1942, decided that whispering iron shouldn’t be used as a weapon in World War II, so made a key that prevents any adult who crosses the threshold of the keyhouse from seeing the effects of the keys directly. Which is inconvenient, but probably for the best, war-wise.

Are there more keys likely to turn up? Glad you asked. In the comics there are the Giant Key (which turns you into a giant – nice), the Angel key, which makes you fly, The Hercules necklace, which basically Hulks you out, the Animal key (turns you into an animal), the Bitey key (it opens a door with teeth), the Timeshift key (does what it says on the tin) and the Key to the Moon, which literally opens the moon, making it a door to the afterlife.

 

How To Watch Locke and Key season 2

Find out how all of the top streaming contenders — Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Paramount Plus and Peacock measure up in terms of shows, movies, features and price.

 

How to watch HBO Max

HBO Max is a streaming subscription service that offers a wide variety of TV shows and movies on-demand.

The service offers up to five viewer profiles, with tons of curated selections for adults and kids, the option to download content and the ability to stream on many devices.

 

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Here is everything you need to know about HBO Max.

Sign up for a subscription by going to HBO Max’s website. The service is available on Amazon’s app store, Apple’s app store, Google Play and Samsung TV, as well as most internet and digital providers. You can watch the streaming service from most devices, such as PS4, Xbox One, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. A comprehensive list can be found here. One notable and popular streaming device you can’t watch from is Roku, which is in a stalemate with HBO Max.

 

How to watch Disney Plus

If you have young ones or you’re young at heart, the Disney Plus streaming service is packed with content for you. In addition to original shows like The Mandalorian, Loki, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Disney Plus is also home to Marvel movies and the Star Wars franchise.

Disney Plus found a strong foothold during last year’s lockdowns for big-screen releases, too. At first, it started streaming already-released movies months earlier than planned, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Frozen 2 and Pixar’s Onward. Later it sped up streaming releases of brand-new movies, like the film adaptation of young adult novel Artemis Fowl and the live-action film version of the mega hit musical Hamilton.

The service has kept it up as well, putting brand new movies on the platform and behind a paywall. The live-action remake of Mulan arrived last year, and was available to stream at the same time it hit theaters for $30 (it’s now available for free). Marvel’s Black Widow is also coming to Disney Plus the same day it hits theaters this month for an extra $30 charge.

There’s also the nostalgia factor: My watchlist is almost entirely Disney Channel Original Movies from the late ’90s and early 2000s. Of course, there’s classic Disney content too, from original Mickey Mouse cartoons to vaulted films like Aladdin, The Jungle Book and Cinderella.

After the seven-day free trial, Disney Plus costs $8 a month. There’s also an option to bundle Disney Plus with Hulu and ESPN.

 

How to watch Amazon Prime

If you subscribe to Amazon Prime for savings on the e-commerce site — $13 a month, or $6.49 per month for students — you also get access to Prime Video, Amazon’s streaming service. The service has new movies to rent or buy, and you can watch a number of movies and shows for free, so long as they have the little Prime tag on the corner of the icon. You can also subscribe to Prime Video without the e-commerce savings for $9 a month.

If you’re a movie fan, Prime Video might be the right choice for you: Amazon’s platform has three times as many movies as Netflix does, one study found. Not all of them are major blockbusters, but it is an extensive catalog.

As with Hulu, you can buy add-on channels for Prime Video such as HBO and Starz. You can also find programs by searching a channel like BET or Boomerang. Sometimes, even if a show requires an add-on, you can usually watch a season or two for free on Prime. I like Prime Video because it typically has films that are more off the beaten path in addition to mainstream new releases. Plus, there are quality original shows, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Man in the High Castle, as well as original movies like The Big Sick.

 

How to watch Peacock TV

Peacock, the streaming service from NBCUniversal, is a bit different from the others on this list. While, like many of the streaming services, it has a tiled interface and a big-name network behind it, it also includes live news and sports, new original series and a large back catalog of TV shows and movies. Many of the titles are available to watch for free, making it somewhat similar to a free streaming service like Tubi or Roku Channels.

Peacock’s free tier offers tons of ad-supported content, with the option to upgrade to ad-supported premium ($5 a month) or ad-free premium plus ($10 a month) if you want to expand the library even further. You’ll find shows, movies, news, live sports and skit-style clips, with standouts including The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, some Premier League soccer matches, and more. You’ll also get episodes of current NBC shows like This is Us the week after they air on the free tier, or the day after on the premium tier.

In addition, for shows like The Office or Parks and Recreation, you’ll only get access to a few episodes. You’ll need to upgrade to premium to get full access.

Since launch, Peacock has added the few features it was lacking like Roku and Amazon Fire TV support, profiles for different users and some mobile downloads. But it still doesn’t offer mobile downloads for its cheaper tiers or 4K HDR streaming — both of which are available on the paid competition like Netflix and Disney Plus.

Peacock probably won’t replace Netflix or Hulu, at least in the short term. But it’s a nice free option for finding some older movies and shows you might have missed (or want to watch again), and keeping up with current NBC shows, as long as you don’t mind watching a few ads.

 

Netflix

Netflix is a veteran streaming service and essentially introduced us to the modern binge-watch, as it houses iconic shows (old and new) like Supernatural, Glee, Gilmore Girls and The West Wing. It’s easy to put on an old favorite and let it play, whether you’re actively watching or not.

Netflix has also become known for its Originals — movies, shows and multiple documentaries, many of which have received both popular and critical acclaim. Think about the hype surrounding The Queen’s Gambit, Bridgerton, Mindhunter and Stranger Things. Netflix has even won during Oscar season with Roma and My Octopus Teacher.

New seasons of shows typically come out all at once, and after you blow through them in one afternoon, you have to wait months or even years for the next one. I would keep Netflix for the binge-watching and for those fascinating investigative docuseries such as The Keepers and The Pharmacist. While you’re waiting for your favorite show to come back, Netflix mixes up its content every month, releasing new titles every week.

You can choose between basic ($9 per month), standard ($14) and premium ($18) plans.

 

Hulu

For $6 a month (with ads), Hulu is a perfect complement and counterpoint to Netflix. This channel lineup has a huge variety of familiar shows from networks like ABC, Fox and NBC that you can watch soon after they air (unlike on Netflix), as well as a growing catalog of its own critically acclaimed original series like The Handmaid’s Tale and PEN15. If you have $6 per month to spare and don’t mind trading a few ads for a wealth of TV options, Hulu is a no-brainer. You’ve also got the option to upgrade to a no-ads plan for $12 a month, or add on live TV streaming for $65 a month for a full cable replacement.

 

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus the streaming service formerly known as CBS All Access — brings together live news and sports with on-demand shows and movies, including originals, leaning on parent company ViacomCBS’ brands like popular channels CBS, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Paramount Network, plus its Paramount Pictures movie studio.

The service has a ton of content: 30,000 episodes of TV and 2,500 movies, plus 36 original series arriving this year, for either $6 a month (with ads) or $10 a month (ad-free). Two of its biggest draws from its CBS All Access days include the Star Trek catalog and new originals like Star Trek: Discovery and Picard, and the series The Good Fight. Upcoming originals include two Yellowstone spinoffs (though Yellowstone itself is on rival Peacock), a new Star Trek series and a series based on Halo, and new movies like Mission: Impossible 7 arriving 45 days after theaters. But right now, its main value lies in nostalgia: You can watch just about every old Nickelodeon show, Comedy Central stand-up special and popular series ranging from Frasier and Cheers to Spongebob Squarepants and Young Sheldon.

 

Apple TV Plus

At $5 a month, Apple TV Plus is the lowest-priced premium, ad-free streaming service available, with high-end features like 4K resolution, HDR and mobile downloads. However, it’s also the only service on this list that includes only original content, and no back catalog of shows or movies to explore. While it now has more than 50 exclusive, big-budget original programming shows and movies, only a few have captured widespread attention (looking at you, Ted Lasso and The Morning Show, and potentially Foundation, arriving in September). And that library is far smaller than any of the others on this list.

The app is also confusing, since it’s housed in the larger Apple TV app with other content. However, Apple TV Plus has one big advantage: There are a lot of ways to get it for free, at least for a while (like when you buy a new Apple device or subscribe to the Apple One bundle

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