THE SANDMAN Officially Resumes Production This Week; New Behind-The-Scenes Image Released

THE SANDMAN Officially Resumes Production This Week; New Behind-The-Scenes Image Released THE SANDMAN Officially Resumes Production This Week; New Behind-The-Scenes Image Released

35 years after the first issue of Neil Gaiman's seminal comic series hit shelves, the second season of Netflix's adaptation of The Sandman officially resumes production.

By MarkCassidy - Nov 29, 2023 11:11 AM EST
Filed Under: The Sandman

The Dream continues...

After a lengthy hiatus brought on by the strikes, Netflix's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman officially resumes production this week, and the announcement comes 35 years to the day after the first issue of the seminal comic series was published.

Gaiman shared the following message to fans (via Tudum).

"We never know where our dreams will take us. Thirty-five years ago today, the first issue of The Sandman was released and set many people and characters on paths that seemed, even at the time, so unlikely as to be impossible. Back then most comics featured superheroes. Sandman wasn’t that. It wasn’t like anything else, but magically (the magic consisting of hard work, youthful overconfidence, and some key people who believed in the vision) we were given the opportunity to tell the story I had in my head and bring Morpheus and the rest of the Endless to life.

A little over 36 years ago, in October 1987, the worst storm in at least 500 years left my house without power and my family trapped in our little village by fallen trees, and I spent my time writing an outline for the first eight issues of Sandman.

Thirteen months later, in November 1988, the first issue of Sandman hit the comics shops. Like those who walk a path in Destiny’s garden, I look back and see one clear path stretching behind me. At times on this journey the way forward seemed impossible, and I don’t think I could have conceived of the impact that these characters would have on individuals or on the world. When I look at the path ahead, though, I don’t see darkness. I see how the world of The Sandman continues to grow and evolve and take new forms.

This week we officially restart production on the next sequence of stories of The Sandman for Netflix. Genius showrunner Allan Heinberg and the countless people in front of and behind the camera are building something endlessly special, and bringing these stories to life in a way that would once have been unimaginable.

A journey is beginning that will take us from Destiny’s garden to Hell, from the Heart of the Dreaming to Ancient Greece and revolutionary France, and from there to places even I cannot quite imagine on the screen. I will be patient. Good things are coming."

Season 2 is expected to cover the "Season of Mists" and "Brief Lives" arcs, but it will also likely adapt at least a couple of standalone stories from Gaiman's saga.

Have you watched The Sandman yet? 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 also stars 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 plays Ethel Cripps, while David Thewlis takes on the role of her son John Dee, aka the deranged Dr. Destiny.

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BassMan - 11/29/2023, 11:33 AM
Great news. The first season was pretty good, hope the second seasons cinematography goes a bit darker. The source material has a very unique art style that’s hard to translate to screen.
McMurdo - 11/29/2023, 2:19 PM
@BassMan - fell off half way through.
TheVisionary25 - 11/29/2023, 11:38 AM

I liked the first season so I’m looking forward to this…

Hope we see Jenna Coleman’s Johanna Constantine again!!.

Nomis929 - 11/29/2023, 11:46 AM
I slept on this. Might binge wath the first season somtimes this weekend.
tmp3 - 11/29/2023, 11:48 AM
Wish this maintained more of the gothic visual sensibilities of the book. As much as I adore the original 75 issue run, so much of that fondness derives from the art style. This show gets the character work mostly right, especially so for Death, but I’ll always be overly critical of it due to my own attachment. Hopefully this season works better for me… finger’s crossed!
BassMan - 11/29/2023, 12:57 PM
@tmp3 - same!
bobevanz - 11/29/2023, 11:58 AM
We get more sandman articles than Invincible lol, I thought this show was meh but what do I know lol
DocSpock - 11/29/2023, 12:20 PM
@bobevanz -

Because most people prefer live action over animation. People that love animated things can't imagine this, but it's true.

ModHaterSLADE - 11/29/2023, 12:07 PM
Good, season 1 was pretty enjoyable.
garu - 11/29/2023, 12:10 PM
Season 1 was good even if CGI was wonky at times
narrow290 - 11/29/2023, 12:19 PM
Loved the 1st season, can't wait
SteelGunZ - 11/29/2023, 12:46 PM
@narrow290 - INDEED!
MotherGooseUPus - 11/29/2023, 1:08 PM
@narrow290 - same... but i never read the comic so i cant compare. as a standalone show... i loved it and cant wait for S2
narrow290 - 11/29/2023, 2:54 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - One good thing about the graphic novels is they don't have to be read in any particular order and they're all really good
ClintThaHamster - 11/29/2023, 12:27 PM
Hyped for this. I hope they get all the way through it, or at least through "Ramadan."
tmp3 - 11/29/2023, 1:08 PM
@ClintThaHamster - The older I get, the more I appreciate what Gaiman did here. Really happy that, if nothing else, this show got more people to check out his original run
harryba11zack - 11/29/2023, 3:20 PM
not a fan that they ditched the gothic visuals from the comics. It should have been an animated show.

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