Seasons of Mists and Other Sandman Season Two Predictions

Last evening, I dreamed of The Sandman season two. Earlier immediately, I dreamed of The Sandman season two. And as I’m typing this, I’m dreaming of The Sandman season two. In case you’ll be able to’t inform, I actually cherished Netflix’s The Sandman, and I’m anxiously awaiting extra episodes. The Tom Sturridge-starring tv sequence was a good looking replace of Neil Gaiman’s basic comedian e-book sequence, and it didn’t take me lengthy to eat all ten episodes (and its just lately launched bonus chapter). But like most great goals, you are feeling that sense of loss once you get up. I cherished The Sandman, and I need this dream to proceed. Which has led me to surprise, what would season two of The Sandman appear like?

Before I am going any additional, let me simply state that there was no official season two announcement but, and even when there was, I’m at the hours of darkness simply as a lot as you’re. I don’t work for DC, apart from what I write for you right here on DC.com. I’ve no insights into the longer term of the Sandman sequence, or the loopy goals the showrunners are cooking up. So, these speculations are simply that—speculations. Think of it like a dream, possibly it’s going to come true, possibly it received’t. Either manner, listed here are some issues we is perhaps seeing in The Sandman season two.

Mists and Games

Since season one of The Sandman covers the primary two commerce paperbacks (“Preludes and Nocturnes” and “The Doll’s House”), we might assume {that a} potential second season would cowl the following two main installments, “Season of Mists” and “A Game of You.”

Yes, I spotted that I skipped The Sandman’s third quantity, “Dream Country.” “Dream Country” is a set of 4 standalone quick tales, and we truly noticed the primary two tailored in The Sandman’s shock bonus episode, “Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope.” Of the 2 remaining quick tales, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” looks as if a must-adapt for season two. It’s one of the best-loved single points of the complete comedian run and is the one comedian e-book to have ever received the distinguished World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction. Plus, if the comedian e-book, that it additionally ties straight in with how Morpheus’ story ends.

The fourth and remaining “Dream Country” story—“Façade”—is extra of a query mark. It’s centered round a reasonably obscure DC superhero, Element Girl, and The Sandman season one appeared to largely eschew conventional superheroes. Still, it does characteristic the ever-popular Death and not too many tales from the principle comedian do, so possibly we’ll see a model of it.

At this level, for those who haven’t learn The Sandman previous “A Doll’s House,” contemplate this a spoiler warning, as a result of we’re going to speak about what occurs subsequent within the sequence.

“Season of Mists” offers with Morpheus changing into the brand new ruler of Hell, whereas “A Game of You” introduces a brand new land within the Dreaming the place Barbie (you may bear in mind her from “A Doll’s House”) finds herself on the middle of a possible catastrophe.

Lovers Reunited

An enormous half of “Season of Mists” resolves round Dream’s quest to liberate his ex-lover, Nada. That identify won’t ring a bell for those who’re a brand new fan, however we truly met Nada in season one, throughout Dream’s journey into the underworld in “A Hope in Hell.” During that episode, we see Nada (as portrayed by Deborah Oyelade) beg Morpheus to free her from Hell, however the dream lord says he hasn’t forgiven her but. As he walks away, he tells his raven Matthew that he was the one who initially condemned Nada to Hell…which is fairly tousled.

In the comedian sequence, we be taught the historical past of Nada’s romance with Morpheus in concern #9, which basically kicks off “The Doll’s House” storyline. The Netflix sequence didn’t adapt that concern, however I’ve a sense we’d see it in a possible season two.

Family Reunions

One of the explanations “Season of Mists” is so fashionable with Sandman followers is as a result of it’s the story the place we lastly get to fulfill most (however not fairly all) of Dream’s siblings, the Endless. The storyline begins with a gathering of almost all of the Endless siblings—and personally, I can’t wait to see how this scene is dropped at life in live-action. We’ve already met Dream (Tom Sturridge), Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), Desire (Mason Alexander Park) and Despair (Donna Preston), however the awkward household gathering additionally introduces the somber Destiny and the completely pleasant Delirium. Destruction, the black sheep of the household, doesn’t present up.

Mason Alexander Park completely ate up the display screen as Desire, so frankly, we’re for as many scenes of them as we will get in season two. I’m particularly excited to see them play off of Howell-Baptiste’s Death and see all of the opposite household dynamics in play. Plus, who doesn’t wish to know who is perhaps solid as Delirium and Destiny? The casting division has been knocking it out of the park, so I can’t wait to see who fills out the remaining of Morpheus’ eclectic brood.

A New Big Bad

The Sandman’s debut season gave the Corinthian a bigger function than he had within the supply materials. In the comics, he’s solely seen in “The Doll’s House,” however Netflix had the nefarious nightmare pulling the strings beginning with episode one. So, maybe season two will go down the same route, giving us one other huge dangerous. The query is, who would that huge dangerous be?

The greatest risk is that the battle between Lucifer and Morpheus will play out in another way than it does in “Season of Mists.” The ending of season one actually teased Lucifer as a risk, and extra Gwendoline Christie is at all times factor.

Another attainable huge dangerous is the Cuckoo, a dream who invades the waking world. She bodily manifests as a baby model of Barbie, which must be fairly unsettling in dwell motion. If you’ve seen sufficient horror films, then you understand how scary creepy little youngsters may be. Perhaps we’ll see the Cuckoo storyline unfold out all through the season, very like the Corinthian’s storyline was. Or possibly that’s why we received’t. It may really feel too much like season one. Too very like The Sandman is repeating itself. We don’t need that.

Anything Goes

It’s straightforward to take a look at the comics for a touch at what may occur in a possible Sandman season two, however the fact is, something can occur. While the primary season intently adopted the supply materials, it additionally threw in sufficient adjustments to maintain us guessing. Jessamy the Raven was shot by Alex Burgess, John Dee spared Rosemary, Dream missed his appointment with Hob, and Rose Walker had a bigger function. Some characters is perhaps utilized in surprising methods, whereas others may unexpectedly die.

In that manner, The Sandman season two isn’t dissimilar from a dream. Dreams can have acquainted imagery, however take surprising twists and turns. Dreams may be thrilling, unpredictable and stunning. Time will inform what type of dream The Sandman season two will likely be. But greater than something, let’s hope it’s a dream that comes true.
 

All eleven episodes of The Sandman, starring Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, are now streaming on Netflix. For extra goals, fables and recollections, go to our official Sandman TV web page.

Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, films and comics for DCComics.com, is a daily contributor to the Couch Club and writes our month-to-month Batman column, “Gotham Gazette.” Follow him on Twitter at @TBUJosh.

NOTE: The views and opinions expressed on this characteristic are solely these of Joshua Lapin-Bertone and don’t essentially mirror these of DC Entertainment or Warner Bros.

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