Lockwood & Co. was canceled by Netflix after one season.
The supernatural detective series, based on Jonathan Stroud’s young adult novels of the same name, was developed by Joe Cornish under his Complete Fiction banner and debuted on Netflix in January this year.
It starred Ruby Stokes as Lucy Carlyle, a teenage ghost hunter with a tragic past who teams up with Anthony Lockwood (played by Cameron Chapman) and George Karim (Ali Hadji-Heshmati) to create a ghost-fighting agency specializing in dealing with deadly ghouls.
diversity is aware that while Netflix was very pleased with the series and, more importantly, the work that went into it, viewership did not reach the threshold for the green light for a second season.
However, Complete Fiction, which Cornish co-founded with Edgar Wright, Nira Park and Rachael Prior, will continue to work with Netflix. The companies already have several projects in development.
In a statement, Complete Fiction said producing the show was “one of the most rewarding experiences of our careers” and thanked Netflix, Stroud and the cast, crew and fans of the show – who they dubbed “Lock Nation” – for their help bring books to life in the implementation and embrace the series.
This was also confirmed by Netflix in January not continue with a planned adaptation of Stuart Turton’s The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.
Read Complete Fiction’s full statement below:
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that ‘Lockwood & Co.’ will not return for a second series. Doing this show was one of the most rewarding experiences of our career and one we will remember forever. It was an honor and a privilege that the extremely talented Jonathan Stroud was chosen to adapt his outstanding book series. Working closely with him as we did in the development, production and publishing of Lockwood & Co has made him a friend and part of the Complete Fiction family for life.
We are particularly proud of the talented young actors who brought Jonathan’s beloved characters to the screen with such warmth, charm and vulnerability. Ruby, Cameron and Ali were our perfect Lucy, Lockwood and George. We couldn’t have asked for a more dedicated and talented trio. All three are superstars and we can’t wait to see them shine in the bright future that no doubt awaits. We’d like to thank our stunningly talented cast and crew for the dedication and world-class craftsmanship they brought to this production. The love and care they expended can be felt in every picture. We would also like to thank our amazing team at Netflix UK who shared and supported our passion and vision for the show from start to finish. We are all very proud of it.
For the fans – for Lock Nation – you really were the greatest. We can’t thank you enough for how much you embraced, celebrated and loved the show. You are the kindest and most creative group of people on the internet and it was so gratifying to see how your passion for these characters and this world brought you all together. This may be the end of the TV show, but the books live on, as do the friendships that were formed. We encourage you to embrace both.
So many people around the world have seen and enjoyed the show and that is ultimately why we do what we do. So keep watching great TV. Keep going to the movies. Keep taking risks and trying new things. Remain ‘just reckless enough’.”