One of Netflix’s first big TV releases of 2023 is lockwood and company, and the show is certainly preparing a second season, but will it have one? Here’s what we know so far and how well the show is performing so far.
Developed by Joe Cornish, the new supernatural series (often compared to a «teenager Ghostbusters“) is a British-produced 8-episode series that follows the first two books of Jonathan Stroud’s books.
Reviews of the show from critics so far have been strong. Based on just 10 reviews (Netflix did not provide advanced filters to our knowledge), the series has a 90% on RottenTomatoes, 94% audience on RT, and a 7.6 on IMDb.
lockwood and company Season 2 Netflix Renewal Status
Official renewal status on Netflix: Earring
Our renewal prediction: sloped cancellation
More than three weeks after the release of lockwood and company on Netflix, it is not known if the series will return.
As we’ve discussed before, things like completion rate, number of starters, and cost all play a role in renewals.
In the case of lockwood and companyWe currently predict that the series is likely to tip towards cancellation given its performance compared to other titles in the genre and a massive drop in viewership from weeks 2-3.
We should point out that, particularly over the last year, Netflix has largely struggled with genre shows that skew the younger crowd (teenagers, etc.). Last year, we saw the cancellation of the likes of First murder, resident Evil, the imperfect, the midnight club, and The bastard son and the devil himself all failed to go beyond season 1, while warrior nun I couldn’t get a third season.
The big question is, will this trend continue in 2023?
that’s good lockwood and company acting on netflix?
We can see how well lockwood and company is acting on Netflix through multiple sources.
first let’s start with hourly data from Netflix itself. Every Tuesday, across four categories, Netflix publishes 40 figures per hour on its top-performing titles.
In his first week, lockwood and company it debuted as the sixth-biggest title in terms of hours viewed.
Now in its third week, the show has shown no significant growth, with week 3 seeing a 61% drop in viewing hours.
Total, lockwood and company has collected 79.91 million hours in the global top 10. Here’s how it breaks down week by week:
|week period||Hours seen (M)||Range||Week in the Top 10|
|January 22, 2023 to January 29, 2023||25,120,000||6||1|
|January 29, 2023 to February 5, 2023||39,420,000 (+57%)||1||2|
|February 5, 2023 to February 12, 2023||15,370,000 (-61%)||7||3|
Let’s compare its opening week to several other shows in the same genre that premiered in 2022 (and, notably, didn’t make Season 2 orders).
As you can see, the show followed trajectories similar to the imperfect and First murder (both cancelled) but fell below file 81 (also cancelled).
Those are top 10 raw figures per hour, but let’s try to put it on a level playing field with similar shows in the same genre as lockwood.
Using CVE (taking hours watched and then dividing by total show duration), we can see that the show got off to a stronger start than two other British series, such as stopshearts (which was renewed for two seasons) and mean bad.
However, according to our top 10 report, Lockwood was still on the low end for English-language series debuts, generally saying, “with just 4.4 million CVEs in its first three days, that’s really bass for a new English-language series. ”
Looking at raw top 10 via FlixPatrol, the show peaked in the number of points it scored in the top 10 of the series in the first three or four days, but held on, only being pushed out by newer titles.
The show entered the top 10 in most regions, with the best performing in countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, India, and France.
Here’s what its performance in the Netflix top 10 looks like so far, with the show dropping out of the top 10 entirely on February 12 but returning on the 13th.
How well is the program performing on the largest web overall? Often referred to as «demand», we will use televisionstats.com to track the program’s performance on sites like Wikipedia, Google, Reddit, and IMDb.
Their data shows that the series peaked in foreign demand on January 31.
What to expect from Lockwood & Co season 2 on Netflix
Since the series seems to be adapting the books in order, logic dictates that we would see the following entries adapted for season 2.
For those unfamiliar, that would mean we’d probably see the hollow boy I the creeping shadow adapted, leaving the empty tomb for a future season.
As digital spy notes, some of the general questions of the second season would be how exactly Lockwood’s parents died, as it is slowly revealed throughout the season that there is more to that story than meets the eye.
That brings us to the cliffhanger that ends with the bedroom door otherwise having been closed all season opening only for the credits to start rolling.
When asked what’s behind the door, Ruby Stokes told Variety:
“I haven’t heard of any theory, but I’ve seen people, even some who have read the books, say they want to leave it up to interpretation. I also haven’t read the theories because even as I was reading the books, like going from Book One to Book Two, I enjoyed that moment of not knowing what’s next.»
A Redditor has already predicted what might be in the locked room, suggesting that it might be «The ghosts of his parents» or «More relics that have to do with his family».
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