Filming for the second season (sorry, Netflix, but we have to call it something!) of The Sandman is now underway, and the first photos from set have been shared online via DTN News.
The snaps show the returning Tom Sturridge as Morpheus on a beach, as he converses with a mysterious figure in white.
There's been some speculation that this might be Daniel (don't ask... seriously), but considering this next batch of episodes will adapt the "Brief Lives" portion of Neil Gaiman's seminal saga, we'd say Dream's son, Orpheus, is far more likely.
In the comics, Orpheus' tale plays out much the same way as it does in the Greek myth, but when he is torn apart by the Maenads, 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 photos at the link below, and you can have a read through our review here.
Have you guys 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 will play Ethel Cripps, while David Thewlis will take on the role of her son John Dee, aka the deranged Dr. Destiny.