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Is Netflix's Locke & Key Based on Graphic Novels?

Locke & Key Season 3 will be ample viewing for fantasy lovers this weekend on Netflix, if you haven’t managed to binge-watch it since its debut on Wednesday.

Many fans who have come to the end of their watch are curious to know more about the source material behind Locke & Key and we reveal what the adaptation is based on.

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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Is Locke & Key Based on Graphic Novels?

Yes, the Locke & Key series is an adaptation of a comic-book series created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez.

Published by IDW Publishing, Locke & Key was released between 2008 and 2013, delivering six story arcs consisting of six issues each. Below we have outlined each arc:

  • Welcome to Lovecraft
  • Head Games
  • Crown of Shadows
  • Keys to the Kingdom
  • Clockworks
  • Alpha & Omega

The series was nominated for many awards – including the British Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, and Eisner Award – and won the Eisner Award for Best Writer in 2011, the British Fantasy Award for Best Graphic Novel in 2012, and the Ghastly Award for Best One-Shot Comic in 2016.

Why Does Joe Hill Sound Familiar?

If you’re wondering why you’ve heard Joe Hill’s name before, it’s because alongside being an esteemed writer, he is also the son of Stephen King.

Born Joseph Hillström King, he adopted the pen name Joe Hill in order to succeed on his own terms instead of being famed as Stephen King’s son.

Hill’s works include Heart-Shaped Box (2007), Horns (2010), NOS4A2 (2013), and The Fireman (2016), and he even wrote a few titles with his father.

Locke & Key Season 3 Episode Guide

Locke & Key Season 3 has eight episodes to conclude the series, which is two episodes shorter than past seasons.

Each installment lasts between 40-56 minutes and the entirety of Season 3 dropped on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, on Netflix.

Fans looking forward to Season 4 will be disappointed to hear that Locke & Key is ending with Season 3.

Below, we have supplied an episode guide for the final season complete with titles to aid your binge-watch:

  • 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
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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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