One of Netflix’s biggest shows of 2022, The Sandman, boasts a large and impressive cast and teases a complex fantasy world based on the popular DC Comics series of the same name (created by Neil Gaiman).
But no matter how much time, money, and effort is thrown into a television show, the only way to ensure its survival is through viewership. If The Sandman manages to bring in enough of an audience, it could be Netflix’s new flagship fantasy, enticing Stranger Things or The Witcher fans with an impressive story that has never been successfully adapted into film or television.
The Sandman follows Morpheus, the King of Dreams, who is one day captured by a human who actually meant to capture Death, Morpheus’ sibling. After a century, when Morpheus (also known as Dream) is released from his imprisonment, he goes on a quest to repair his realm and regain his powers.
The original run of the comic went on for 75 issues from 1989 to 1996. And in addition to its overarching plots, the comic book series contained various short stories about the beings who controlled life, death, sleep, and everything in between. Already in Season 1, the Netflix adaptation has covered the first two volumes of The Sandman story, but there’s plenty of characters and conflicts the show has yet to draw from.
So when can we expect to see Morpheus, Death, and the others again? Here’s everything we know about The Sandman Season 2 and when it could appear on Netflix.
Will The Sandman Have a Season 2?
Since the show just premiered, it’s too soon to say if The Sandman will get the green light from Netflix. That said, if viewers come in droves to see the comic book adaptation, it’s possible the streaming service could give a quick renewal within the first month. Netflix famously renews shows based on how many people watched within the first two weeks, so we’ll probably have to wait until September for official news.
However, according to ScreenRant, there is a bit of exciting news, as producer David S. Goyer says writing for the second season is already underway. That means whenever The Sandman gets the green light, filming can quickly get underway.
What will The Sandman Season 2 Be About?
Since The Sandman Season 1 roughly covered the first two volumes of the comic book, it’s safe to assume the show will follow that same format, integrating the next two volumes of the comics into the series. We won't spoil what could be coming next, but as a teaser, expect to learn more about the Endless (Dream and his siblings), to return to some of the minor characters we saw in Season 1 and to see a lot more from Lucifer.
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