The Sandman gets an exciting update about series 2

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3 Nov 2022, 08:27

The cast of The Sandman, and Tom Sturridge as Dream in The Sandman

Credit: Netflix

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 two update slightly too early in a now-deleted tweet which 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.”

Since their mix-up, Netflix themselves have confirmed the good news, taking to their own Twitter to say: “Yes, it’s true: The Sandman will return to Netflix! 

"There are some astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus & the rest of them… Now it’s time to get back to work. There’s a family meal ahead... And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to Hell," says @neilhimself”

Good Omens author Neil was also thrilled with the news, having his own social media celebration with the caption: “The rumours are true. Netflix is thrilled that so many of you have been watching Sandman, and the thing we were all hoping would happen... has indeed happened…”

Based on the DC comics of the same name, The Sandman follows Morpheus, also known as Dream (Tom Sturridge), an unearthly being who controls the dreams he passes through as he journeys to different worlds and timelines to fix the past mistakes he's 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 interwoven.”

The Sandman was quickly loved by fans, and landed in Netflix’s Top 10 in TV for three weeks during its debut in August - a feat not many new Netflix shows achieve. 

While we await news of when we might see The Sandman, it’s clear Neil was always keen to expand the universe after previously teasing the idea of a spin-off focusing on Johanna Constantine, played by Jenna Coleman.

Speaking to Variety in an interview mere weeks after The Sandman’s release, Neil said: "Anybody who has seen The Sandman episode 3 has sidled over to us at some point or other in the last six months and said, 'Do you think there’s any possibility that we could do a Johanna Constantine show with Jenna Coleman?'

"And, oh my God, she’s a star and you just want to see her going through battling demons and destroying other people’s lives. So that’s in there, too. We can keep going on this for a long time to come."

The Sandman is available to watch on Netflix now.