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Locke & Key: Netflix series adds 3 new series regulars

by Conor O'Brien
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Locke & Key was a big hit for Netflix in early 2020. It has now been announced that three actors will be joining the show as series regulars for Season 2.

The cast of the hit Netflix series Locke & Key will be slightly bigger when the show returns for Season 2. Deadline reports that the series has added three new series regulars to the starring cast.

Locke & Key is an adaptation of popular graphic novels from the minds of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. Former Lost and Bates Motel co-showrunner Carlton Cuse serves as a co-EP on the series, as does Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House) and Aron Eli Coleite (Heroes).

These new additions join an ensemble of returning leads including Darby Stanchfield (Scandal), Connor Jessup (Falling Skies), Griffin Gluck (American Vandal), and Jackson Robert Scott (IT).

First up is Brendan Hines, a newcomer to the series. He will play the role of Josh Bennett. Deadline describes the character as “a charismatic and mysterious new history teacher at Matheson Academy with a secret agenda.” Following the mysterious death of Joe Rideway (Steven Williams) in Season 1, it’s possible that Hines’ character will serve as a replacement for the school portion of the story.

Prior to Locke & Key, Hines has had roles on series including The Tick, Suits, Scandal and Lie To Me.

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Brendan Hines (Image courtesy of Zimbio)

Aaron Ashmore also joins the regular cast, playing Duncan Locke. A recurring character in the first season, he is the uncle of Tyler (Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and Bode Locke (Jackson Robert Scott). Duncan knows more about “Keyhouse” (the series’ central location) than perhaps any other character on the show, having grown up there.

Ashmore is known for various other science-fiction television roles such as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville, Steve Jinks on Warehouse 13, and John Jaqobis on Killjoys.

Lastly, actress Hallea Jones is also being promoted to series regular after heavily recurring in Season 1. Jones played Matheson Academy student Eden Hawkins – who underwent a demonic transformation in the Season 1 finale.

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