Lockwood and Co – The DVDfever Review – Netflix – Ruby Stokes

Lockwood And Co Lockwood And Co is a new Netflix YA (Young Adult) series, showing young lady Lucy Carlyle (Ruby Stokes) being into ghost-hunting, and going off to London to seek her fortune, join two other teenagers who basically run a Ghostbusters-style agency. Can they make as much money as Mark Zuckerberg did when he created Facebook as a student?

In fact, it doesn’t start in too dissimilar a way to the 1984 movie, since we first see Lucy and Anthony Lockwood (Cameron Chapman) investigating a case where a man fell down the stairs and died, and they can hear it exactly for themselves, and shortly after, with Lucy seeing the apparition while Lockwood is in the next room.

There’s no cool Ray Parker Jr theme tune, though, although we’re told Lucy could sense both Type 1 and 2 ghosts at just 13. She’s a “listener”, and in her formative years was in a school where she learned to create explosives to deal with ghosts.

As for the types of ghosts – whatever that means – we also learn of a woman called Marissa Fittes, an earlier listener who has since passed away, and she was the only person to hold a conversation with a Type 3.

Still, after a kerfuffle at the school which I won’t delve into – because, spoilers – Lucy is sure to be blamed for it all, so off she escapes off down to that, there London, eventually coming across an advert for Lockwood and Co, looking for staff.

After two episodes, I haven’t been grabbed by this, but again, this is a series which will either run and run for years, or disappear after one season like 1899. It’s down to the viewers who *get it* to judge.

However, I did note that while they put her through tests to see if she can sense ghostly doings, Lockwood and Co capture ghosts in a ghost-jar, sort-of like the Ghostbusters‘ containment unit.

Note that for the picture atop this review, I took this near Manchester Piccadilly Gardens last Sunday.

Thanks to our friends at Netflix for the screener prior to release.

Lockwood and Co is not available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but is on Netflix from Friday January 27th.

Lockwood And Co – Official Trailer – Netflix

Detailed specs:

Running time: 45-50 minutes per episode (8 episodes)
Release date: January 27th 2023
Studio: Netflix
Format: 2.00:1

Series Directors: William McGregor, Catherine Morshead, Joe Cornish
Producer: James Biddle
Writers: Joy Wilkinson, Ed Hime, Kara Smith, Joe Cornish
Novel: Jonathan Stroud

Lucy Carlyle: Ruby Stokes
Penelope Fittes: Morven Christie
Anthony Lockwood: Cameron Chapman
George Karim: Ali Hadji-Heshmati
Bobby Vernon: Paddy Holland
The Golden Blade: Luke Treadaway
Inspector Barnes: Ivanno Jeremiah
Kat Godwin: Rhianna Dorris
Ned Shaw: Rico Vina
Flo Bones: Hayley Konadu
Mrs. Carlyle: Sandra Huggett
Mrs Hope: Sharon Morgan
Mr Jacobs: Andrew Woodall
Mrs Clarke: Vanessa White-Smith
Paul: Bobby Brown
Abraham: Twana Omer
Norrie White: Lily Newmark
Quill Kipps: Jack Bandeira
Annabel Ward Facial Capture: Ishtar Currie Wilson
Annabel Ward Vocal Performer: Jemma Moore
Barns: Ben Crompton