The first season of The Sandman was received favourably by critics and audiences when it premiered on Netflix. The future of the show, starring Tom Sturridge, has been on uncertain ground as there has not been any news regarding another season, although the end of season 1 clearly left it open for more stories.
Now, Deadline reports that a second season has finally been greenlit by the streamer. The news came after an accidental leak by DC Comics’ official Twitter.
The Sandman is based on comic books written by Neil Gaiman for DC Comics.
According to Deadline, the now deleted tweet 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 news was later confirmed by the official Twitter account for the show.
Yes, it’s true: The Sandman will return to Netflix
Says @neilhimself: “There are some astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus and the rest of them…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” pic.twitter.com/WKiWp7IDkk
— The Sandman (@Netflix_Sandman) November 3, 2022
The Sandman follows Morpheus (Sturridge) who is the one of the seven Endless and the master of dreams. He escapes imprisonment in which he and the rest of the Endless were captured for over a century and sets about to restore order.
The show launched its weekly episodes in August and Netflix reported 69.5M hours of the show had been streamed in its first week. This then more than doubled in the week after, with 127.5M hours streamed.
There’s no news on when this eagerly anticipated second season might launch but given the size of the production, heavily reliant on CGI and effects, it might still be a while.