Dreamers rejoice: ‘The Sandman’ renewed for more episodes

Dreamers rejoice: ‘The Sandman’ renewed for more episodes

The show will now dive deeper into the classic comic series by Neil Gaiman.

Christian Holub

Join us in a toast, will you? Here’s to absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists — EW can confirm that The Sandman has finally been renewed for more episodes.

Following season 1 and a surprise bonus episode released in August, Netflix has given the greenlight for more episodes, though just how many episodes and story details are being kept under wraps.

It’s been a long and stressful wait for fans. After The Sandman season 1 premiered on Netflix in August, it accumulated lots of views — so fans were left confused by the lack of an immediate renewal. Neil Gaiman, the co-creator of the iconic Sandman comic series on which the show is based and an adviser on the adaptation, kept tweeting at fans to keep watching to get the viewership numbers up, and apparently it worked. The rumours are true. Netflix is thrilled that so many of your have been watching Sandman. The thing we all hoped would happen… has happened …” Gaiman stated on Twitter Wednesday along with a video from Netflix that promised “The Dream Continues “…” though the streamer isn’t calling the renewal a complete season 2.

The Sandman. (L to R) Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar, Tom Sturridge as Dream in episode 104 of The Sandman. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix (c) 2022

Lucifer (Gwendoline Christie) and Dream (Tom Sturridge) in ‘The Sandman’ on Netflix.

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Showrunner Allan Heinberg is prepared, however. As he previously told EW, Heinberg has already convened a writers’ room for season 2 of The Sandman to figure out how to adapt iconic storylines like Season of Mists and A Game of You. The former is teased by the final moments of the season 1 finale, in which Lucifer (Gwendoline Christie) plots her revenge against Dream (Tom Sturridge). Comic fans know that revenge can take unexpected forms, which leads to one of the most memorable storylines in the series. TV viewers have much to look forward too.

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