This is news that all fans have been waiting for. Launched on August 5 on Netflix and faced with success, the series The Sandman worn by Tom Sturridge which is the adaptation of theœ Neil Gaiman's work will not stop at; only one season. And for good reason: its author and the streaming platform have just confirmed that a season 2 has been officially ordered.
Fans will be able to follow the rest of the adventures of Dream
Indeed, the information had already been released. leaked this Wednesday via the DC Comics Twitter account. But now it's official as reported by the site Deadline. The Sandman was watched 70 million hours in its first week of broadcast before doubling to reach 127 million hours watched the following week.
Unsurprisingly and given the success of the series, it is only natural that Netflix has unveiled; on his Twitter account that a second season was therefore in preparation.
“There are amazing stories awaiting Morpheus and the others…Now is the time to get back to business. There is a family meal coming up…And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to hell”
Season 1 consisted of 10 episodes directly adapted from the DC Comics series by Gaiman who was very involved ; in the project since he was at both producer and consultant. The Sandman features Morpheus incarnate; by Tom Sturridge, King of Dreams, one of the seven Infinites who finds himself captured for 106 years in 1916.
This event causes sleeping sickness. He manages to escape and embark on a journey between the Dream World and the Waking World; to recover what was stolen from him as well as his powers to rebuild his fallen kingdom; in ruins since his absence.
Côté cast, the series includes Boyd Holbrook (The Corinthian), Vivienne Acheampong (Lucienne), Charles Dance (Roderick Burgess), Assim Chaudhry(Abel), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Cain) and Gwendoline Christie (Lucifer).
After the first season aired, fans were treated to a surprise bonus episode featuring Neil Gaiman’s favorite stories. namely A Dream of A Thousand Cats and Calliope, in which Sandra Oh, James McAvoy, David Tennant and Michael Sheen appeared.
For now, we don't know yet. what date season 2 of The Sandman will be offered on Netflix. Nor even what story it will offer. However, if its author is to be believed, the continuation of the series should be the adaptation of the arc Season of Mists which takes place after the two bows featured in the first season. A considered arc as the best of the work in which the Infinites reunite and lead Dream into Hell where Lucifer is waiting for him there.