It’s only the first month of 2023, and Netflix is already looking for a follow-up hit for its hugely successful Wednesday series, which has now become one of its most popular shows ever. One of the fledging new shows that they’re banking on is Lockwood & Co, a supernatural detective thriller.
It’s based on the book series of the same name by Johnathan Stroud, and while it doesn’t have the name recognition of the Addams family, it still has some talented names behind it, not least director Joe Cornish, who helmed the acclaimed Attack the Block back in 2011.
All we know about Netflix’s Lockwood and Co
The show and the book are centred around a trio of operatives of a detective agency in London, consisting of Lucy Carlyle, Anthony Lockwood and George Karim. Anthony is the founder, alongside the eccentric George, with Lucy, a newcomer possessing extraordinary psychic abilities. The country has a ghost problem, and the three have banded together to root out and defeat supernatural menaces. There are already corporations keen to keep teens with psychic powers in their employ to solve the ghost problem, but Lockwood and Co. were set up specifically to work independently and be run only by the teens themselves.
The show’s official trailer gives an idea of the scope of the story, with Lucy (Ruby Stokes, Bridgerton) taking a train into London and finding an advert to become part of the newly established Lockwood company. Once she gets there, she meets both Anthony (newcomer Cameron Chapman) and George (Ali Hadji-Heshmati, Alex Rider), and becomes acquainted with the business. The trio however seem to find themselves facing trouble quite quickly, with the competition and pressure from the bigger ghost-hunting corporations, various criminals thriving on chaos and the ghosts themselves meaning that things won’t be as easy as they hoped.