Lockwood & Co. is a brand new present by Joe Cornish.
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The director of Attack the Block has a brand new present the place folks combat ghosts with swords. Really, we might cease the article there, plop within the trailer and name it a day since you gained’t learn a cooler sentence this week. Let’s simply reiterate: Joe Cornish, director of Attack the Blocokay, has a brand new Netflix present and in it, folks seek out and combat ghosts with swords. Sign us up.

Okay. Fine. You need extra info. Here it’s. The present known as Lockwood & Co. and it’s based mostly on a collection of supernatural younger grownup novels by Jonathan Stroud launched between 2013 and 2017. It’s set in a world the place ghosts have turn into a little bit of an issue and should be discovered and captured, however solely sure folks have that capacity: children. Kids who step by step lose their capacity to detect ghosts as they become old. The present follows one such woman who joins a small group of fellow ghosthunters, a gaggle that runs independently of the larger name-brand companies. Here’s the trailer for Lockwood & Co., which debuts on Netflix January 27.

Lockwood & Co. | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cornish (who, sure, is at present engaged on a sequel to Attack the Block) is the showrunner in addition to one of many writers and administrators. The most important children are performed by Ruby Stokes, Cameron Chapman, and Ali Hadji-Heshmati. And the entire thing has a really Peter Jackson’s Frighteners vibe about it. Some comedy, some scares, strong visible results, and a novel mythology surrounding ghosts, ghost detection, and the trade each of them created. It’s virtually a disgrace the present is on Netflix as a result of it sounds tremendous cool, comes out in two weeks, and this may be the primary time you’re listening to about it. But at the very least there’s that. Also, was {that a} Hatbox Ghost in there?

The full eight-episode first season of Lockwood & Co .debuts on Netflix January 27.

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