Netflix renews Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman for season 2
Responding to the news about the renewal, Neil Gaiman said, "And now it's time to get back to work. There's a family meal ahead, after all. And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to Hell.”
Netflix has officially renewed Neil Gaiman’s fantasy series The Sandman for a second season. The news comes after months of speculation that the show might have been cancelled. Responding to the news about the renewal, Neil Gaiman said, “Millions upon millions of people have welcomed and watched and loved The Sandman on Netflix, from established Sandman fans to people who were simply curious, and then became obsessed with the Lord of Dreams, his family and their goings-on,” he further added, “There are some astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus and the rest of them (not to mention more members of the Endless Family to meet). Nobody is going to be happier about this than The Sandman cast and crew: they are the biggest Sandman fans there are. And now it's time to get back to work. There's a family meal ahead, after all. And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to Hell,”
The series premiered all 10 episodes on 5 August and then released a two-part bonus episode on 19 August. Despite the positive reviews, officials at Netflix remained silent on its renewal status. Meanwhile, author Neil Gaiman, who serves as an executive producer on the show and whose graphic novel the series is based on, revealed on Twitter that in case Netflix fails to renew the series he would take the show to other big streaming platforms. This raised speculation that the series might get cancelled. Back in September, Gaiman revealed in an interview that the work on the second season has already been started despite no renewal from Netflix. Now, after months of silence, Netflix has come out with a confirmation that the series is greenlit for another season.
The Sandman is a fantasy series that revolves around the anthropomorphisation of concepts like Dream and his sibling's Death, Destiny, Desire, and Despair. We follow Dream, also known as Morpheus, as he gets summoned by a group of occultists and remains in captivity for over a century. What transpires after he returns to rebuild his dream kingdom after he escapes from captivity forms the rest of the story.
The show stars Tom Sturridge as Morpheus while the rest of the cast includes Vivienne Acheampong, Patton Oswalt, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman, and David Thewlis.