Netflix Pulls the Plug on ‘Lockwood & Co.’: Supernatural Detective Thriller Ends After One Season Despite Popularity and Strong Viewership
Netflix has canceled the supernatural detective thriller ‘Lockwood & Co.‘ after one season. Despite its popularity, Netflix has decided not to renew the show for a second season. With eight episodes, Season One premiered on January 27, 2023. The series achieved significant success, ranking in Netflix’s global top 10 for three weeks between January 22 and February 12. It earned a substantial viewership of 79.91 million hours.
According to Netflix’s logline, the show’s plot follows
In a world plagued by ghosts, where giant corporations employ psychic teens to battle the supernatural, only one company operates without adult supervision, and its name is Lockwood & Co. Run by Anthony Lockwood, a rebellious young entrepreneur haunted by his mysterious past, his brilliant but eccentric sidekick George, and a newly arrived, supremely gifted girl called Lucy, this renegade trio is about to unravel a terrifying mystery that will change the course of history.
The Lockwood & Co. series is developed by Joe Cornish for Netflix. It is based on Jonathan Stroud‘s book series of the same name. Cornish executive produced alongside Nira Park and Rachael Prior. Produced by Complete Fiction, which was founded by Edgar Wright, Cornish, Park, and Prior.
In a statement on Instagram, Jonathan Stroud and Complete Fiction thanked Netflix, the cast, crew, and fans. See their statement below.
It’s been announced today that Netflix have decided not to commission a second series of Lockwood & Co.
I’m sad that we won’t get a chance to see more of Lucy, Lockwood and George on screen, but this is a time to celebrate what an utterly brilliant show Complete Fiction and Netflix have made. And not just brilliant, but well-loved worldwide. It was the global No.1 Netflix show early in its run, reaching the top ten in 80 countries and the No 1 spot in 18. Not bad for a little start-up agency.
I’d like to thank everybody who worked so hard to create something so special. It has been a joy working with Joe, Rachael, Nira, Brad and all my other friends at Complete Fiction. They made a show that was both totally true to the original books and stunningly fresh and new. And they did it with such love and panache. No one could have done it better. I’m incredibly lucky that such an amazing team chose my stories to take on this journey, and I couldn’t be prouder or more grateful.
The whole cast was simply perfect, and Ruby, Cameron and Ali were utterly sensational from first frame to last, investing every moment with grace, wit, pathos and sensitivity. Watching them bring my characters to life was a dream come true for me. Meanwhile, the writers, producers, directors, set and costume designers, composers, sound designers, special effect technicians and all the rest of this incredibly talented crew collaborated for years to make a vision of Lockwood’s London that was breathtakingly rich and beautiful. Thank you, all.
I also want to thank the fans who have supported the show so superbly over these past few months. It’s been a special delight to see the Lockwood family grow. Lock Nation: thank you so much for your love, generosity and dedication – it’s meant everything to me. Through your art, edits, stories and discussions, you have forever expanded Lockwood’s world. And I want you to know that Portland Row will always be open for business. There’s a light burning in the living room, cakes on the table, new cases yet to solve… Please drop by any time.
It’s your home too, after all.
Jonathan Via Instagram
‘Lockwood & Co.’ season one is now available on Netflix.
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