Entertainment: The Sandman's Neil Gaiman Supports a Johanna Constantine Spinoff

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The following contains minor spoilers for The Sandman Episode 3, "Dream a Little Dream of Me," now streaming on Netflix.

The Sandman creator and award-winning author Neil Gaiman is on board for a Johanna Constantine spinoff starring Jenna Coleman.

Netflix's adaptation of The Sandman comic series is now streaming, and many fans and viewers have taken to social media to share their thoughts and feelings on Season 1. One Twitter user tweeted at Gaiman, saying, "After watching the episode 3 of [The Sandman] Netflix show, i think that could be cool to have a Johanna Constantine Netflix show." Gaiman agreed with the fan, responding, "You are not alone in this thought." The third episode of the show's first season, "Dream a Little Dream of Me," sees Coleman's character begrudgingly assisting the King of Dreams to recover his leather pouch of sand, a key source of his power, after it was stolen during his century-long imprisonment.

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The internet has largely been on board with Coleman's casting even before the series released. After the first teaser for The Sandman released back in June 2022, giving fans their first look at Johanna, many shared their positive reactions online to Coleman's portrayal of the character. In comics, Lady Johanna Constantine is an ancestor of the DC fan-favorite character John Constantine, and she first appears in The Sandman #13 from 1990.

The praise for Coleman and the series has continued since The Sandman released Aug. 5 on Netflix. As of writing, the show is performing well with critics and has achieved a Certified Fresh rating on the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. The site's critic score is currently resting at 85%, while the audience score sits slightly higher at 88%.

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Though there is no indication as of writing that Johanna Constantine or any of the other characters that inhabit The Sandman universe will receive their own spinoffs, work has already begun on the series' second season despite it not being greenlit. Executive producer David S. Goyer stated in a recent interview that "in some ways, it's easier [writing Season 2 scripts] because we've educated the audience to the basic ideas." Goyer continued, "We've shown how the dreaming life can affect the waking world. With that groundwork done, the show can now build on those themes. They're more like jazz, where you get to plan variations, and we get to stretch our wings a bit more."

Alongside Coleman, the Netflix adaptation stars Tom Sturridge as Dream (aka Morpheus), Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian and Kyo Ra as Rose Walker. All ten episodes of The Sandman are available to stream now on Netflix.

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