Netflix Renews Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman For Second Season

Written by Joy Lyn Parohinog Francisco

Netflix has renewed Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. According to Deadline, the official Twitter account of the streaming service accidentally posted then deleted the following message:

The dream continues. [The Sandman] will return with new episodes based on multiple volumes of the Neil Gaiman graphic novel to explore even more stories of the Endless.

And Gaiman himself confirms with his own tweet which says:

The rumours are true. Netflix is thrilled that so many of you have been watching Sandman, and the thing we were all hoping would happen… has indeed happened…

This confirms Small Screen‘s scoop that we covered on August 19.

Netflix Renews Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman For Second Season

The viewership on Netflix speaks for itself. At 69.5 million hours during its first week alone, it fully secured the No. 1 spot on Netflix for weeks.

The Sandman was all people would talk about at the time. Especially commending Tom Sturridge’s portrayal of Dream of the Endless. Many say that Morpheus is a character that the author made just for Sturridge.

And just when the people started to calm down and wait for Season Two news, the special episode came. “A Dream of a Thousand Cats” and “Calliope” were fan favorites in Neil Gaiman’s comic book. Thus, they were even more welcome into the viewing and re-viewing pleasure of subscribers.

Personally, I thought the second season was a shoo-in. Actually, I wondered what was taking them so long to announce the renewal. And I wasn’t alone in the thought because creator Gaiman himself also had to take to Twitter to say that these things do take time. But, on his side, they are already preparing for stories to feature for the second season.

Netflix Renews Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman For Second Season

Netflix Renews Neil Gaiman's The Sandman For Second Season

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Well, at least now it’s sure to happen and we happily wait for the next season of The Sandman. Indeed, there is so much story to tell if one is to base the upcoming season from the comic books. Still, the changes they made for the first season may have not fully satisfied some fans’ expectations. B

ut again, this is Gaiman’s The Sandman. For one, I am happy that the original author is there for the entire development and production of the series.

If there is one thing I am curious about the future season, it’s how Morpheus will face Lucifer again. And if the comic books are any clue to what’s coming, it would be delightfully interesting.