It’s a Dream come true for fans of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, as Netflix has renewed the series for a second season.
According to Deadline, the adaptation of the highly-popular comic will continue to explore more stories of the Endless. The announcement follows an accidental leak by DC Comics’ official Twitter page, where a since deleted post read, “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.”
The renewal was later confirmed via a quote from Gaiman who said, “It gives me unbelievable pleasure to say that, working with Netflix and Warner Bros., Allan Heinberg, David Goyer and I will be bringing even more of The Sandman stories to life.”
“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 writer added.
Praised for its faithful adaptation of the original work, The Sandman premiered on 5 August 2022 and consisted of 10 episodes. It follow Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), the personification of Dream and one of the seven Endless, as he seeks to restore order to his realm, the Dreaming, after escaping from 106 years in captivity.
Joining Sturridge in the cast list are Boyd Holbrook as Corinthian, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Patton Oswalt as the voice of Matthew the Raven, David Thewlis as John Dee, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, among others.
A surprise two-part special was released two weeks after the premiere of the first season. Featuring favourite stories from Gaiman’s graphic novels, “A Dream of A Thousand Cats” and “Calliope”, it starred Sandra Oh, James McAvoy, David Tennet, and Michael Sheen in guest roles.