The Sandman gets an exciting update on Series 2
November 3, 2022, 08:27
Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman will be back for more.
The comic book series will be back for a Series 2, but the news comes following the accidental leak from DC Comics themselves.
They revealed the Season 2 update a bit too soon, in a now-deleted tweet that read, “The dream continues. [The Sandman] will return with new episodes based on multiple volumes of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel to explore even more infinity stories.
Since their confusion, Netflix itself has confirmed the good news by taking to its own Twitter to say, “Yes, that’s right: The Sandman will be coming back to Netflix!”
“There are amazing stories awaiting Morpheus and the others… Now is the time to get back to business. There is a family meal ahead of us… And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to hell,” says @ neilhimself”
Good Omens author Neil was also thrilled with the news, hosting his own celebration on social media with the caption: ‘The rumors are true. Netflix is thrilled that so many of you have been watching Sandman, and the thing we all hoped to happen…has actually happened…”
Based on the DC comics of the same name, The sand man follows Morpheus, also known as Dream (Tom Sturridge), a supernatural being who controls the dreams he passes through as he travels to different worlds and timelines to undo past mistakes he has made.
The official synopsis on Netflix also describes it as “a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly intertwined.”
The Sandman was quickly loved by fans and landed in Netflix’s Top 10 on TV for three weeks when it debuted in August – a feat few new Netflix shows achieve.
While we await news of when we might see The Sandman, it’s clear that Neil has always been keen to expand the universe after previously teasing the idea of a spin-off centered on Johanna Constantine, played by Jenna Coleman.
Talk to Variety in an interview just weeks after the release of The Sandman, Neil said: “Anyone who has seen episode 3 of The Sandman has snuck up on us at some point in the last six months and has said, ‘Do you think it’s possible we could do a Johanna Constantine concert with Jenna Coleman?’
“And, oh my God, she’s a star and you just want to see her fight demons and destroy other people’s lives. So that’s in there too. We can go on like this for a long time.”
The Sandman is available to watch on Netflix now.