THE SANDMAN Season 2, Vol 1 Episode Count And Titles Reportedly Revealed

THE SANDMAN Season 2, Vol 1 Episode Count And Titles Reportedly Revealed THE SANDMAN Season 2, Vol 1 Episode Count And Titles Reportedly Revealed

Though we still don't have a premiere date for the second season of The Sandman, a new report claims to have revealed the titles for the first six episodes...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 03, 2024 09:04 AM EST
Filed Under: The Sandman

Netflix has yet to reveal a return date for its acclaimed adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, but the show has been deep in production since cameras started rolling again after a strikes-related hiatus late last year, so an official announcement may be imminent.

In the meantime, we have some updates from the usually reliable WhatsOnNetflix, who believes that the plan is to split the second season into two six-episode volumes.

According to the site, the first six episodes will be titled:

The Song of Orpheus

More Devils Than Vast Hell Can Hold

Brief Lives

Family Blood

The Ruler of Hell

Season of Mists

If you've read the comic, these titles will make a lot more sense, but if this is indeed just the first of two volumes, it seems clear that season 2 will fully adapt both the "Brief Lives" and "Season of Mists" arcs, before possibly even moving on to "The Kindly Ones."

Gaiman shared the following message to fans when the series officially resumed filming.

"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."

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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WhatIfRickJames - 4/3/2024, 9:07 AM
Such a great show and truly belongs in episode format.
BassMan - 4/3/2024, 9:12 AM
Really like the comics, the show was pretty good. Kinda wish it had a more stylized look and feel though. The comic was very dark and brutal in the beginning, the show is just too clean.
TheVisionary25 - 4/3/2024, 9:27 AM
Cool , looking forward to it!!.

Never read the comics but liked S1 overall.

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BassMan - 4/3/2024, 10:35 AM
@TheVisionary25 - highly recommend you check them out
PC04 - 4/3/2024, 9:52 AM
Glad to see this moving forward. My wife and I really enjoyed this beautiful show.
TheVisionary25 - 4/3/2024, 10:41 AM
@PC04 - that Death episode got me real emotional

Was probably my favorite one.
krayzeman - 4/3/2024, 10:47 AM
@TheVisionary25 - The Death episode was so awesome and sad. Even though it wasnt the original comic version of the character I thought she carried the tone perfectly and made her chemistry with The Sandman even more effective.
ObserverIO - 4/3/2024, 10:14 AM
Good show but nowhere near as good as the comic. Good writing, good cast, they need directors. Real directors, better production design, DPs, etc. They need visual talent.

The one Sandman thing that I am most anticipating is Sandman Act IV from audible. Kindly Ones, bitches. Can they pull it off? Will it ever come out (it's been a couple of years now but Dirk Maggs has said that it's on the way).

Act IV is my most anticipated comic book adaptation after Deadpool and Wolverine and Beyond the Spider-verse.
Evansly - 4/3/2024, 10:59 AM
Looking forward to it! I will watch and read anything Neil Gaiman puts out
1stDalek - 4/3/2024, 9:16 PM
If this is real they really are cutting down the filler chapters, not surprising but also a shame as those did a lot bring life to the story. Wild idea to swap Season of Mists and Brief Lives! It makes no sense to do it, as that leads into The Kindly Ones rather nicely and quickly.
1stDalek - 4/3/2024, 9:18 PM
I'm of course assuming that this are in order. Since there's absolutely no shot they ever even consider adapting Overture, guess second half would be Kindly One + the Wake and end it all there.

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