The Sandman has performed very well for Netflix, but was it a big enough hit for the streamer to renew the Neil Gaiman adaptation for a second season? We know that various other factors contribute to the decision to give one of its shows another run (the number of people who binge-watch the entire season, for example), but the longer we go without an announcement, the more worried fans become.
Recently, concerns were amplified even further when The Sandman was not listed as being part of Netflix's upcoming Tudum fan-event on September 24, which is set to showcase pretty much every other current series and movie on the platform. This was followed by WhatsOnNetflix.com revising its original "likely" prediction to give the show a 50/50 chance of getting renewed.
It's come to a point where fans are starting to hound Gaiman for answers on social media, but he obviously has no say in the matter (and may not be allowed to prematurely reveal any info he does have), and Tweeted the following response to one of his followers last night.
Unfortunately, we're just going to have to wait and see what happens, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.
Have you guys finished The Sandman yet? What about the bonus episode? You can check out our review here.
"There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way."
The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, Kirby Howell Baptiste as Death, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, Donna Preston as Despair, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Charles Dance as black magician Roderick Burgess, and Sanjeeve Bhaskar as Cain. Joely Richardson will play Ethel Cripps, while David Thewlis will take on the role of her son John Dee, aka the deranged Dr. Destiny.
The 10-episode first season of The Sandman adapts the first two arcs of the Vertigo comics series, "Preludes and Nocturnes" and "The Doll's House."