Confirmation eventually: The Sandman shall be coming again to our screens. Netflix and Neil Gaiman confirmed late Wednesday that the streamer has ordered extra episodes of the fantasy drama adapting Gaiman’s traditional comedian.
Gaiman introduced the information on Twitter with a brief teaser video exhibiting Morpheus’ iconic masks rising from a blanket of sand. “The rumours are true,” he wrote. “Netflix is thrilled that so many of you have been watching Sandman, and the thing we were all hoping would happen… has indeed happened…”
The rumours are true. Netflix is thrilled that so a lot of you could have been watching Sandman, and the factor we have been all hoping would occur… has certainly occurred… pic.twitter.com/zc5CrhsdZK
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 3, 2022
There’s no information of when the second season shall be launched, nor what number of episodes it’s going to have. Notably, neither the press launch despatched to media nor the story on Netflix’s official information organ Tudum use the phrase season at any level, solely promising “more episodes.” It’s attainable a shorter season has been ordered, or an extended one — or certainly that this determination hasn’t been made but.
Plot particulars are equally underneath wraps, though “stories to be adapted from multiple The Sandman graphic novels” are promised. The key artistic group of Allan Heinberg, David S. Goyer and Gaiman stays in place. In a press release, Gaiman mentioned:
Millions upon hundreds of thousands of individuals have welcomed and watched and beloved The Sandman on Netflix, from established Sandman followers to individuals who have been merely curious, and then turned obsessive about the Lord of Dreams, his household and their goings-on. It provides me unbelievable pleasure to say that, working with Netflix and Warner Bros., Allan Heinberg, David Goyer and I shall be bringing much more of The Sandman tales to life. There are some astonishing tales ready for Morpheus and the remainder of them (to not point out extra members of the Endless Family to fulfill). Nobody goes to be happier about this than the Sandman solid and crew: they’re the most important Sandman followers there are. And now it’s time to get again to work. There’s a household meal forward, in spite of everything. And Lucifer is ready for Morpheus to return to Hell…
“And now we get to meet the rest of the Endless!” Goyer added.
It’s been three months since The Sandman had its Netflix debut, and the look ahead to information of a second season has been an anxious one. (Although it’s honest to notice that, had Netflix launched one episode of the present every week quite than the entire thing directly, it will solely not too long ago have concluded.) As Netflix’s progress slows and it tightens its manufacturing purse-strings, there was concern that, with a reported finances of $15 million per episode, The Sandman could be too costly to proceed.
However, it appears a deal has been struck. And that’s nice information, as a result of The Sandman has emerged from a long time of growth hell as the very best adaptation we might ask for.