Cameras began rolling on the second season of The Sandman back in June, but production was forced to halt when the strikes commenced. While filming likely won't resume until the SAG-AFTRA strikes comes to an end, it seems the resolution of the WGA strike has allowed Neil Gaiman and co. to continue working on the show.
According to What's On Netflix, casting is currently underway for the roles of Hades, Persephone and Eurydice. This along with what we saw in some recent set photos would seem to leave little doubt that the second season will cover "The Song of Orpheus" in addition to "Season of Mists" and "Brief Lives."
Potential spoilers follow.
In the comics, Orpheus' tale plays out much the same way as it does in the Greek myth, with the son of Morpheus and Calliope travelling to the underworld to beg Hades and Persephone to return his slain love Eurydice to him. However, when Orpheus is torn apart by the Maenads on the page, he lives on as a severed head.
Without going into too much detail, Dream's reunion with his son after centuries is what ultimately sets the final chapters of the story in motion.
Check out the recent photos at the link below, and you can have a read through our review here.
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"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 will play Ethel Cripps, while David Thewlis will take on the role of her son John Dee, aka the deranged Dr. Destiny.