Netflix chose to pull the plug Lockwood & Co.
Per differentthe performance from Block Attack DIRECTORS Joe Cornish will not return for a second season. Based on the popular YA series from Jonathan Stroud The series premiered back in January and stars Ruby Stokes, Ali Hadji-Heshmati, and Cameron Chapman as a trio of teenage supernatural investigators. With scoring strong reviews, it seems to be very popular. It stays on Netflix global Top 10 list for nearly a full month, and amassed a reported 79.91 million hours worth of viewers. But according to the outlet, those numbers aren’t enough to greenlight a sophomore season, even as Netflix is said to be “very pleased” with how the show is doing.
Production company Complete Fiction (founded by Cornish, Edgar Wright, and Rachael Prior) released a statement in addition to the cancellation. “Trusting the supremely talented Jonathan Stroud to adapt his incredible series of books is an honor and a privilege,” the statement read. “Doing this show was one of the most rewarding experiences of our careers and we will cherish it forever.”
The statement ended with a shout from the audience of the show, aka Lock Nation: “You really are the greatest. We cannot thank you enough for how much you have embraced, celebrated and loved the show. […] This may be the end of the line for the TV show, but the books live on, as does the friendship. We encourage you to embrace both.”
Also, Stroud took to Instagram to call the show “a very good show that Complete Fiction and Netflix have made. And not only good, but very loved around the world.” Its time is mentioned in the global Top 10 of the streamer, he called the show’s performance “not bad for a small startup agency.” He ended his post by thanking the show’s viewers, thanking them “so much for your love, generosity and dedication.”
Netflix cancellations are nothing newand Lockwood & Co. following a series of cancellations in recent weeks. Whether it’s because of the Writers Strike or low viewership numbers, appeared like National Treasure: Edge of History, The Winchesters, and Fantasy Island pulled their plugs. While some of these key creations (eg The Winchesters Jensen Ackles) are working to move their performance elsewhere, others are incapable of doing so, and will move on once the decision is made.
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