For everyone already buckled up for more insane tales from the world of The Sandman, we have some good news to share. Though Netflix still has to officially renew the new comic book adaptation for a second season, executive producer David S. Goyer confirmed this week that he was already at work on the script for Season Two.
That’s good news—the dark fantasy series, over 30 years in the making, ended with several characters plotting to destroy the King of Dreams, and there’s still a massive amount of source material from Neil Gaiman’s work to explore, after all.
“We’ve got as many [seasons] as they’ll let us have,” The Sandman showrunner Allan Heinberg told NME at the show’s premiere in London. “If enough viewers show up, we can go for quite a long while. We want to do all of it, we want a spin-off miniseries. We’d love to make it for as long as they’ll have us.”
When Will The Sandman Return for Season Two?
Fingers crossed that The Sandman doesn’t sit in development hell for another 30 years before we see more episodes. If we had to guess, it won’t be too long before Netflix gives fans a green light for a second season. (Though, without a Marvel-type end-credits scene explicitly stating that “The Sandman will return,” it’s impossible to know exactly when the streamer will announce.)
What Will Happen in The Sandman Season Two?
The 10 episodes of Season One covered just 16 issues of Sandman‘s original 75-issue-run. And the next installment of the Sandman graphic novel series, titled “Season of Mists,” is largely considered Neil Gaiman’s finest work on The Sandman. (How’s that for a tease!)
Dream’s meddlesome family members will have a larger role in the episodes to come—assuming they do come—as well as Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer, who is working up something truly diabolic. Hopefully, now that the important concepts have been established, the creative team can go even nuttier with it.
Josh Rosenberg is an entertainment writer living in Brooklyn, keeping a steady diet of one movie a day; his work can be found at Spin, Insider, Vibe, and on his personal blog at Roseandblog.com.
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