The final minutes of Chapter 10 sees an orderly ending for Dream, but with Lucifer up to no good
Neil Gaiman’s live-action adaptation of The Sandman finally debuted on Netflix after being relegated to production hell since the ’90s. The ten-episode series from the man behind “American Gods” lived up to its reputation as one of the best fantasy dramas of the year, propelling films like HBO’s House of the Dragon and Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings : The Rings of Power have a standard that can be jumped over. While Netflix commissioned Lucifer, which is loosely based on Gaiman’s comic, this brand new series introduces new characters into the mix.
Though Lucifer doesn’t necessarily play a major role in The Sandman, which incidentally heralds a second season, the character, played by Gwendolin Christie, is sure to have a major role in the next installment. Before we analyze the ending and look to the future, a quick introduction: The series follows Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), aka Dream. In the drama, he attempts to fend off a deadly threat when he discovers that a Dream Vortex in the form of a 21-year-old woman named Rose Walker (Vanesu Samunyai) is unwittingly capable of destroying the world. Things go sideways as she starts gaining more power to weaken the wall between the dream realm and the waking world.
The Sandman Ending Explained: Will Lucifer Have a Bigger Role in Season 2?
The final minutes of Chapter 10 see an ordered ending for Dream, but with Lucifer up to no good, there is an antagonist for Season 2. A character named Azazel visits the devil, offering him a chance to go back to the Dreaming world dreams Those who have watched the series will remember the skirmish between the two in Chapter 4, which Dream wins, and while she seeks revenge, Azazel’s motive might be just what she needs. She declares bringing Morpheus to his knees while the demons chant her name as the screen fades out on an eerie note.
While there’s no official news on the renewal just yet, the growing and already rousing reception makes it a no-brainer if Netflix actually greenlights a second season. The plot details are hard to speculate on, but there is this possibility of the edition based on Gaiman’s Volume 4: Season of Mists, in which there is another clash between the two when Morpheus goes to Hell to kill a character named Nada to rescue.
The Sandman is currently streaming on Netflix.