Lockwood & Co.
Lockwood & Co.
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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Lockwood & Co. is a thrilling, live-action adaptation of the hit book series of the same name by Jonathan Stroud. It follows a trio of ghost-hunting rule breakers -- Lucy Carlyle (Ruby Stokes), George Karim (Ali Hadji-Heshmati), and Anthony Lockwood (Cameron Chapman) -- as they solve mind-bending, paranormal mysteries around London. The show is packed with ghostly mysteries, suspense, and exciting action. Chilling sequences often take place in dark or haunted spaces where the characters interact with scary ghosts. Death, extreme pain, and being in the comatose-type state called "ghost-locked" are all presented here. Language includes "s--t" and occasionally "f--k", as well as words like "damn" and British curses such as "bloody hell."
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What's the Story?
LOCKWOOD & CO. is a thrilling and scary ghost-hunting story. The series follows three teenagers, Lucy Carlyle (Ruby Stokes), George Karim (Ali Hadji-Heshmati), and Anthony Lockwood (Cameron Chapman), who work together at a paranormal, ghost-hunting investigative agency. Set in London, the problem-solvers receive several assignments to spot paranormal events and save the city from ghosts. Armed with unique gifts, such as "Sight" and "Listening," Lucy, George, and Anthony are able to connect with the dead. Haunting tales, mind-bending mysteries, and danger are lurking around every corner. Will they be able to save the world, and themselves?
Is It Any Good?
This show is a great watch for newcomers to the series and fans of the books alike. Lockwood & Co. is dark and scary, but also has an engaging storyline that tweens and teens should love. It's also fast-paced and lively. From sword fighting and secrets to running away from home and fighting the undead -- the action doesn't stop. Characters have depth in a similar way to the original series, and director Joe Cornish's focus on keeping tweens entertained with adventures (don't miss his Attack the Block or The Kid Who Would be King) is a welcome sweet spot. Viewers will happily be left guessing about what comes next in this riveting series.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about teamwork. Why is teamwork important in this show?
Would you ever want to work at Lockwood & Co.? What would your skill set be? What do you think would be the scariest part of the job?
How is the show different than the Lockwood & Co. book series?
- Premiere date: January 27, 2023
- Cast: Ruby Stokes, Cameron Chapman, Ali Hadji-Heshmati
- Network: Netflix
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures, Book Characters, Friendship
- Character Strengths: Teamwork
- TV rating: TV-14
- Award: Common Sense Selection
- Last updated: February 17, 2023
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