Netflix has officially renewed the critically acclaimed series ‘The Sandman’ for the second season three months after its debut. The news of renewal comes directly from creator Neil Gaiman, who confirmed it via a Tweet and an official statement to Netflix.
“Millions upon millions of people have welcomed and watched and loved The Sandman on Netflix, from established Sandman fans to people who were simply curious, and then became obsessed with the Lord of Dreams, his family and their goings-on,” Gaiman said in a statement. “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.”
At the end of the first season, Dream (Tom Sturridge) and his friends and foes, the forces of hell were on the move, led by Lucifer themself (Gwendoline Christie). The new episodes in the second season will dive into that conflict and continue to explore the many challenges facing the universe in the wake of Morpheus’ century-long absence.
The first season follows the adventures of Dream, who is unexpectedly captured and imprisoned for a century, his absence triggers a chain of events that will forever alter both the dreaming and waking worlds. To restore order, Dream must travel across realms and timelines to right the wrongs he's caused throughout his vast existence, revisiting old friends and rivals and encountering new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.
The cast of the series includes Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, Joely Richardson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Niamh Walsh, Kyo Ra, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
“The Sandman” is based on the comic book series of the same name created for DC by Neil Gaiman. It follows the people and places affected by Morpheus (Sturridge), the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic — and human — mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.
Neil Gaiman has co-written the series with David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg. All three are also executive producers, with Heinberg serving as showrunner. Warner Bros. Television is the studio. The first season reportedly has a budget of over $150 million for its 11 episodes. Read The Sandman Season 1 Review.
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