Netflix's television adaptation of The Sandman is finally here, successfully bringing Neil Gaiman's fantasy horror story to new audiences.The Sandman adapts the comic story created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, following Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, as he is imprisoned by a cult in the early 20th century. Freeing himself over a century later, Morpheus finds himself weakened, his surreal kingdom in tatters, and sinister nightmares roaming free on Earth.
This post contains spoilers for the season one finale of The Sandman.
For everyone already buckled up for more insane tales from the world of The Sandman, we have some good news to share. Though Netflix still has to officially renew the new comic book adaptation for a second season, executive producer David S. Goyer confirmed this week that he was already at work on the script for Season Two.
That's good news—the dark fantasy series, over 30 years in the making, ended with several characters plotting to destroy the King of Dreams, and there's still a massive amount of source material from Neil Gaiman's work to explore, after all.
The Sandman Review: Netflix's Neil Gaiman Adaptation Is a Dream Come True
Fans of the Neil Gaiman comic should find lots to love in Netflix's adaptation of The Sandman.More than anything, the show proves that Gaiman was right. Netflix's The Sandman (which was produced by Warner Bros. Television with Heinberg as the showrunner and Gaiman heavily involved) is a faithful and loving adaptation of a comic that many hold dear, and the series is able to retain much of the source material's strengths without making any serious missteps that would cast a shadow over the whole enterprise.
"We’ve got as many [seasons] as they’ll let us have," The Sandman showrunner Allan Heinberg told NMEat the show's premiere in London. "If enough viewers show up, we can go for quite a long while. We want to do all of it, we want a spin-off miniseries. We’d love to make it for as long as they’ll have us.”
When Will The Sandman Return for Season Two?
Fingers crossed that The Sandman doesn't sit in development hell for another 30 years before we see more episodes. If we had to guess, it won't be too long before Netflix gives fans a green light for a second season. (Though, without a Marvel-type end-credits scene explicitly stating that "The Sandman will return," it's impossible to know exactly when the streamer will announce.)
The 10 episodes of Season One covered just 16 issues of Sandman's original 75-issue-run. And the next installment of the Sandman graphic novel series, titled "Season of Mists," is largely considered Neil Gaiman's finest work on The Sandman. (How's that for a tease!)
Dream's meddlesome family members will have a larger role in the episodes to come—assuming they do come—as well as Gwendoline Christie's Lucifer, who is working up something truly diabolic. Hopefully, now that the important concepts have been established, the creative team can go even nuttier with it.
Sandman Deleted Scene Reveals Burgess's Rise To Power .
A recently-released deleted scene from Netflix’s The Sandman delves further into Roderick Burgess’s rise to power after capturing Morpheus.The first episode of The Sandman introduces audiences to Dream. It establishes the world of the series, with Sturridge's character quickly finding himself trapped within a glass sphere in the basement of Burgess's estate. Burgess, a practitioner of dark magic, uses a spell to summon Dream in the hopes of resurrecting his dead son. When Dream refuses to cooperate or even speak to Burgess, the wealthy Englishman keeps him locked up in his sphere, where he ultimately remains for over 100 years.