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Do Locke & Key and The Sandman Share the Same Universe?

Locke & Key presents a rich fantasy narrative from the minds of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez and the material has a connection to another Netflix adaptation.

We reveal if Locke & Key shares the same universe with Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and discuss its connection, as well as confirm if Season 4 of Locke & Key is on the table.

Developed by Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and Aron Eli Coleite for Netflix, Locke & Key first premiered in 2020 starring Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, and more following three siblings who find magical keys stashed in their old family home.

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Do Locke & Key and The Sandman Share the Same Universe?

Yes, Locke & Key and The Sandman exist within the same universe, thanks to a crossover event in the source material.

Locke & Key: Hell and Gone is a three-part comic book series released between December 2020 and September 2021 that concluded a prequel storyline following Chamberlin Locke and his children.

The plot saw Chamberlin frequently use the Echo key to summon his son’s soul from hell, but his sister Mary tried bringing him back to life by way of Dream’s captor Roderick Burgess.

The Sandman Netflix adaptation is not expected to include this crossover in its narrative, but with a second season on the table, who knows what flashbacks it might entail.

Locke & Key Season 4

Unfortunately, fans of Locke & Key will be disappointed to hear that there will not be Season 4 of Locke & Key.

The fandom was concerned that the show had been cancelled, however, showrunner Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill confirmed in a statement that they had planned three seasons from the start.

The creators shared their statement via Netflix’s official Twitter account:

“Once we began working on the series, we felt three seasons was the ideal length to bring the story of the Locke family and their Keyhouse adventures to a satisfying conclusion.”

Locke & Key Season 3 Episode Guide

Locke & Key Season 3 is currently available to stream and consists of eight episodes – two episodes shorter than past seasons.

Each installment falls between 40-56 minutes and the entirety of the third season dropped on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, on Netflix.

We have outlined an episode guide below for the final season complete with titles:

  • Episode 1: The Snow Globe
  • Episode 2: Wedding Crashers
  • Episode 3: Five Minutes Past
  • Episode 4: Deep Cover
  • Episode 5: Siege
  • Episode 6: Free Bird
  • Episode 7: Curtain
  • Episode 8: Farewell

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Locke & Key Season 3 is now streaming on Netflix.

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Jo Craig
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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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