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Locke & Key Season 1 premiered on Netflix in Feb. 2020 after a long, torturous journey to the screen. Based on the horror comic books of the same name, the show has been tossed around as an idea for a movie trilogy and even had more than one pilot shot before it found its home on Netflix. 

The series follows the Locke family as they discover magical keys in an ancestral home from their dad’s side of the family. Each key has a different supernatural ability, and viewers saw 12 of those keys in season 1. There are around 40 keys in total, so which ones haven’t we seen?

Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) and Jamie (Liyou Abere) in a production still from 'Locke & Key' Season 2.
Jackson Robert Scott as Bode Locke and Liyou Abere as Jamie | Amanda Matlovich/Netflix

The Animal Key Easter egg in ‘Locke & Key’ Season 1

This key allows the user to transform into the animal that best represents their inner soul. Viewers saw this key listed on a map in the first episode, but the key itself never appeared. It seems likely fans will get a glimpse of this key at some point in the series.

The Alpha Key

Think of the Alpha Key as a priest, the Bible, and some holy water all in one. This key lets the person use it to separate a demon from its host. We saw some of the Locke kids’ friends become the unfortunate victims of demon possession in Locke & Key Season 1, so this may be the answer to that problem.

The Harlequin Key

This key would be so helpful if it actually existed in the real world. The Harlequin Key lets you find objects not seen when first looking around. Your days of running late because you can’t find your keys would be a thing of the past if you had this bad boy.

The Reali Key

Did you see what they did there? Reali-ty? Reali-key? The Reali Key could cause a whole host of problems for someone who isn’t being careful. The key opens the door to alternate dimensions, and we don’t know what’s hanging out on the other side. It could be the Demogorgon, could be a puppy. It doesn’t seem wise to risk it.

The Splody Key

The name alone sort of gives it away, and that’s part of the reason we love it. In the comics, Bode discovers this particular key and gives it its name. While similar to the Matchstick Key, which we saw used in Locke & Key Season 1, this key causes massive explosions where ever it’s used. The Matchstick Key is really just a glorified lighter, making the Splody Key the superior key.


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When can we expect ‘Locke & Key’ Season 2?

Thankfully, fans don’t have too much longer to wait for the second season of the fantasy series. In June, the show announced it would drop on Netflix in October, but no specific date was given. We do know it will be part of Netflix’s spooky assortment of shows and movies because it was listed in the lineup for Netflix and Chills. 

October is still a few weeks away, though, but this gives us enough time to come up with more theories for season 2. Locke & Key Season 1 is currently streaming all episodes on Netflix.