Fans on social media are already clamoring for a second season, which they hope will be announced by the network shortly
The Sandman is available now on Netflix. However, will there be a Sandman Season 2 for fans to enjoy? Fans were already hooked on the new fantasy horror, with many calling for a second season, even though the series *only* debuted on the streaming platform on August 5th.
The long-awaited version of The Sandman has finally arrived on Netflix. Set on the DC comic of the same name, The Sandman follows Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), also credited as Dream of the Endless, and many other names. Morpheus, the living embodiment of dreams and lord of The Dreaming, is captured and imprisoned for almost a century at the beginning of the story. When he finally escapes, not only must he find the powerful things stolen from him by his captors, but he must also restore his empire, which has fallen into disrepair during his long absence. Some of his creations, both dreams and terrors, have even escaped. As the series progresses, Neil Gaiman’s Magnum work seamlessly weaves the narrative of Dream and his brothers through mythology and history alike.
With the release of The Sandman, it’s time to speculate about the future of the series. Gaiman’s narrative ran for 75 issues, not counting multiple spin-offs and a prologue, and was drawn by fantastic artists such as Marc Hempel, Mike Dringenberg, Sam Kieth, and Jill Thompson, among others. In other words, there is much more to tell! So will The Sandman return for a second season?
Allan Heinberg, executive producer and showrunner, told NME that he intends to fully own The Sandman, even spin-offs. Season 1 includes the first two collected volumes of the comics, Preludes and Nocturnes and The Doll’s House, meaning that it takes at least five seasons to adapt the main series. When asked which possible stories he was most interested in, Heinberg explained that he was already working on concepts for Volume 7 “Kurze Leben”. That at least makes the future of the series look promising. Neil Gaiman also told Bustle that they have already filmed content for Season 5 in case the show gets renewed. He explained that they had plans for all of the comics, even Sandman: Overture, a prequel that was released long after the series ended and explains why Dream was so weak that he could even be kidnapped by an amateur magician.
Netflix has a poor track record when it comes to allowing series to end, and many fan-favorites have been canceled before their time. Also, The Sandman’s budget is quite high, with episodes costing up to $15 million. Much of the choice will certainly be influenced by how well the show performs. Fans on social media are already clamoring for a second season, which they hope will be announced by the network shortly. Pointing out the network’s notorious habit of not renewing shows, one fan wrote on Twitter: “Breaking: After seeing the positive response from both audiences and critics, Netflix has canceled the second season of The Sandman canceled.” Another tweet read, “I’m worried about The Sandman because he has two swords over his neck 1) Netflix and its infamous standards for a show to earn a season 2 and 2) it is Production by Warner Brothers. If Zaslav doesn’t feel Netflix is paying enough $$, will WBD shut it down?” Hoping Netflix doesn’t keep canceling shows after season one, one fan wrote, “The Sandman (season 1) Pretty good looking forward to season 1 2 (if Netflix doesn’t pull Netflix).”
Praising the show for its wonderful adaptation, one viewer tweeted, “Just finished watching @Netflix_Sandman. It’s a wonderful adaptation of the comics. It’s well written, beautifully acted and such a beautiful show – the directing, lighting, consumption and production design are just superb. I really hope there will be a second season. Thank you @neilhimself.” Another Twitter user praised the show’s casting, saying, “The casting from @Netflix_Sandman is absolute perfection. #[email protected] and @MasonAPark are my favorites. And all the visuals are stunning. Such great storytelling. I can’t wait for season 2. @neilhimself @netflix #Morpheus #Dream #Lucifer #Desire.” The sizzling show also garnered words from fans such as: “Done #TheSandman in 1 sitting! Brilliantly done and it’s a great adaptation. Looking forward to Season 2. Thank you @neilhimself for the artwork The Sandman and thank you #Netflix #netflixuk.”
Fans understand the importance of streaming and views and are urging people to watch the show so they can get renewal confirmation sooner. A fan wrote ahead of the show’s premiere: “Season 2 renewal depends on viewership! STREAM THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 5.” Another fan pleaded with people to get the show to the top of the charts, tweeting, “Everyone is watching #Sandman and it’s #1 on @netflix so give it a go us season 2! #[email protected]_Netflix @Netflix_Sandman #Sandmannetflix #Netflix #[email protected]Another Twitter user urged people to stream more, writing, “You better stream Sandman because I’m only on episode 4 and I know if I don’t get season 2 I’m going wild.”
Before knowing the release date, fans will have to wait for confirmation of The Sandman season 2. Season 1, which only started on Netflix in August 2022, was originally announced back in 2019. Fans would expect production on a prospective second season to move ahead quickly, with pandemic delays to consider.
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