Netflix is constantly raising the bar for YA novels turned into series with a supernatural and mystical twist. As we eagerly await the premiere of Joe Bartontake the author sally greenthe novel The bastard son and the devil himselfwe were supported with Mike Flanaganis on the screen telling Christopher Pikeit is The Midnight Club. And today Netflix released the first preview of their upcoming series, Lockwood & Co. which will be based on the YA series by Jonathan Stroud.
The eight-episode series is set in London and revolves around a trio of young Ghostbusters who created the titular startup. Leading the pack is Lucy Carlyle (Ruby Stokes, Bridgerton) a girl with extraordinary psychic abilities who works alongside the company’s eponymous Anthony Lockwood (Cameron Chapman) and George Cubbins (Ali Hadji-Heshmati). Together, the teens take on all the vengeful spirits the afterlife can throw at them. While there are other adult-run supernatural investigative companies, Lockwood & Co. is able to prove they’re the best for the job time and time again. Solving a mystery that promises to reveal long-thought secrets lost in the past, the triad will stop at nothing until the job is done.
Today’s clip introduces audiences to Lucy and Anthony as they face off against a ghost who shoots to destroy them. After being thrown through a ramp, Lucy clings to a picture frame for life. Using his trusty sword, Anthony picks up the specter and is able to bring it down, saving Lucy in the process. As he brings her back to safety, we can already see a romance blossoming between two of the members of Lockwood & Co.
Also featuring in the Joe Cornish (The ant Man, Attack the block) written and directed series will be Ivanno Jeremy (Humans), Luke Treadaway (A gift from Bob), Morven Christie (The A-word), Jack Flag (Gunpowder milkshake), Ben Crompton (game of thrones), Hayley Konadu (Moon Knight), rhianna dorris (The child who wanted to be king), Paddy Holland (Invasion), and Rico Vine. While Chapman and Hadji-Heshmati are relatively up-and-coming actors, fans of Netflix’s grand slam period play, Bridgertonwill absolutely recognize Stokes’ face as Francesca Bridgerton – although it was recently announced that she would be replaced by Hannah Dodd for the show’s third season. The actress also appeared in Benedict Andrews‘ Rooney Mara-directed drama Nail, Sarah Gavroncoming of age tale Rocksand Ruth Paxtonthe horror movie A banquet. She was also recently cast in the Paramount+ series, hot girls.
The supernatural crime thriller will land on the streamer on January 27, 2023. You can check out the new clip below.