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Locke & Key EPs Carlton Cuse And Meredith Averill Share Their 'Bittersweet' Feelings About The Show's End - Exclusive

It's always hard for fans to say goodbye to a beloved TV show, but for the cast and crew, that farewell can be even more personal, as it not only means the conclusion of a cherished story but also the end of the daily creative collaborations and friendships that happened behind the scenes. According to Carlton Cuse, the co-creator, co-showrunner, and executive producer of "Locke & Key," that's especially true for the cast and crew of the Netflix series, whose recently released third season is its last. 

Fortunately, everyone involved in "Locke & Key" — from the cast to the writers to the set designers to the fans watching at home — will always have the show to remind them of the happy memories made along the way. The series tells the fantastical story of the Locke family's entanglement with a set of mystical keys and all the magic and mayhem — both good and bad — that goes with it. In a conversation with Looper, Cuse and co-creator, co-showrunner, and executive producer Meredith Averill shared their feelings about "Locke & Key" now that the entire show has been released.

Cuse and Averill both express pride in how Locke & Key turned out

Even though filming wrapped last fall, Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill are still excited to talk about "Locke & Key," reflecting their satisfaction with the way the series turned out. At the same time, they both indicated they'll miss the creative fulfillment and close relationships they built while making the series. 

"It's bittersweet because it's been a world that I've loved living in and that's the end of our tale," Averill summed up. "But I'm immensely proud of everything that we did ... I have zero regrets, and I am looking forward to whatever's next, but I feel like I'm immensely proud of everything that we accomplished [and] also that we've had the support of ['Locke & Key' comic writer and illustrator, respectively,] Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez throughout it all. We've been able to do our own version of it, but their support feels like the highest compliment that we could have been paid."

Cuse agreed, noting, "I'm sad that it's over because every time you make a show, you build a world on screen, but then you also build a world behind the scenes, and this has been a really special one ... That's the part that's hard. I'm very happy with the arc of the show that Meredith and I constructed and that we have this 28-episode story that goes from beginning to end."

Cuse also added that he hoped new viewers would continue to find the show far into the future. "I really hope people who have been watching it will enjoy the ending, [and] I really do hope there's a whole other group of people who will be like, 'Yeah, I think I'm going to check that out and start in,'" Cuse shared. "It's pretty addictive, and it ultimately ends up as a very rewarding watch."

All three seasons of "Locke & Key" are available on Netflix.