'Sandman': Netflix confirms season 2
The King of Dreams still has many challenges to face: this is all we know about the future of the series, based on the Neil Gaiman comics.
'Sandman' has been one of the great premieres among Netflix series in 2022, and fans already have their sights set on the second season. It seems that the remarkable viewing numbers (still without becoming one of the most-watched Netflix series) and the good reactions from the press and the public have finally achieved the renewal so that the story created by Neil Gaiman will continue to expand on the small screen. . Here we collect everything we know at the moment about what is already one of the best fantasy series of recent years.
The series, based on Gaiman's acclaimed comics, follows in the footsteps of the King of Dreams, Morpheus (played by Tom Sturridge), who has spent more than a century confined to the human world and now, freed, must fix the unstitched that have been generated in his absence: nightmares that he created are loose unleashing chaos, thousands of people plunged into deep dreams from which they failed to wake up, his kingdom is in ruins... The dream will have to put things in order, not knowing that perhaps all his misfortunes are due to a plot to destroy him.
Perhaps many wonders: Is 'Sandman' only for comic fans? And the answer is no: 'Sandman' is a gripping fantasy adventure perfect for any viewer, whether or not they are familiar with the source material. Of course, perhaps the latter do not realize that 'Sandman' forgets an essential character, The Prodigal, but it is almost an advantage, since they may be surprised in the next episodes. On the other hand, there are those who knew one of the comic book characters, Lucifer, through the successful series starring Tom Ellis. The actor did not reprise his role in this new series and the fans were upset, but the truth is that the controversy of Lucifer from 'Sandman' has been more than settled after seeing the great work of Gwendoline Christie in the role.
After exploring the details of the explained ending of the first season of 'Sandman', we compile all the information we have so far about the second season: Is it officially confirmed by Netflix? When will the release date be? Who will return to the cast? How will the story continue? We will update this topic as soon as we have more news. For now, this dream is over!
'Sandman': is season 2 confirmed?
YES! An "accidentally leaked" tweet on the DC Comics Twitter account (since deleted) gave the first clue about the renewal: "The dream continues. [The Sandman] will return with new episodes based on several volumes of the graphic novel of Neil Gaiman to explore even more Endless stories."
Shortly after, Neil Gaiman himself confirmed the news with a statement: "Millions and millions of people have received, watched and loved 'The Sandman' on Netflix, from established Sandman fans to people who were simply curious and then obsessed with it. Lord of Dreams, his family, and their goings-on. It gives me incredible pleasure to say that, working with Netflix and Warner Bros., Allan Heinberg, David Goyer and I will be bringing more 'The Sandman' stories to life. There are some amazing stories to come. await Morpheus and the rest of them (not to mention more of the family to meet.) No one is going to be happier about this than the Sandman cast and crew - they're the biggest Sandman fans out there. And now it's Time to get back to work. There's a family meal ahead, after all. And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to Hell..."
In an interview with NME, showrunner Allan Heinberg spoke about the future of the series and acknowledged that material is not lacking at all. "We have as many [seasons] as they'll let us have. If enough viewers show up, we can last quite a while. We want to do it all, we want a spin-off miniseries. We'd love to do it for as long as they let us."
'Sandman', season 2: Cast
We hope to see the main cast of 'Sandman' again in a second season. That includes, of course:
Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, the King of Dreams
Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne
Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar
Mason Alexander Park as Desire
Donna Preston as Despair
Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine
Vanesu Samunyai as Rose Walker
Eddie Karanja as Jed Walker
Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven
Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain
Asim Chaudhry as Abel
Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall
However, in the second season, there will also be goodbyes. It is unlikely that we will meet El Corinto (played by Boyd Holbrook) again since he was defeated by Morpheus in the season finale. Now, Dream may recreate him later, since he asks Lucienne to save his skull for later. Speaking of his character's return, Holbrook told Digital Spy, "Can he really go away? He's reincarnated later [in the comics] as a different entity, like a nice guy. So I think that's a really fun thing to play with.", know him already as this dark entity and see what more benevolent Corinthian entity can appear". It seems that we cannot rule it out completely either.
Other characters whose stories have come to a natural end in season one include Gilbert (played by Stephen Fry), also known as Fiddler's Green and who we saw transform into a meadow in the final episode, and also Hob Gadling (played by Ferdinand Kingsley, son of Ben Kinglsey), who will continue to enjoy his immortality and hopefully meeting every hundred years in the same bar.
Who we do hope to see again, from what we know of the Neil Gaiman comics, is Nada (played by Deborah Oyelade). In the first season, we only see her briefly during Morpheus's visit to hell, but we can anticipate that there is a great story hidden there.
On the other hand, we have not yet seen all the brothers of Morpheus. Yes, we have met Death, Desire, and Despair, as well as the protagonist Dream, albeit very briefly, but… what about Delirium, Destiny, and the mysterious Prodigal aka Destruction?
Neil Gaiman has confirmed that we will see them in the next season. In an interview with Digital Spy, he stated, "If we do a second season, you'll see more family members. Hopefully, by the end of the second season, you'll have met everyone." The actors who will play the Prodigal, who has been mentioned a few times during the first season (his brothers claim that he is missing), and Delirio and Destino are still unknown.
'Sandman', season 2: Synopsis
Warning: spoilers for the first season of 'Sandman' below
Neil Gaiman has already revealed that he has a story arc lined up for the second season of 'Sandman'. And, after seeing the first season, there is no doubt that there is a lot of unfinished business.
On the one hand, there is the enmity between Lucifer and Morpheus, which is intensified in the adaptation thanks to their confrontation in hell. The King of Dreams wins, and later we will see the fallen angel preparing revenge on him in the last episode. Without a doubt, this rivalry will be one of the key points of the next season, and Lucifer's plans to destroy the world, something that also has to do with his own personal revenge against God, his father.
On the other hand, also against the King of Dreams, is the alliance between Desire and Despair to end his brother.
We will also learn more about the relationship between Nada and Morpheus. In the comics, Morpheus saw her suicide as a betrayal and sentenced her to Hell as penance. We do not know if the adaptation will follow the same steps as the original material.
We're also not forgetting Lyta's newborn son, conceived in a dream along with the ghost of her husband. As Morpheus advanced in one of the scenes, that child conceived within the Kingdom of Dreams is his property, and he will return to claim it at some point. We have no doubt that Rose Walker will do everything in her power to stop her, but if we go her way in the comics, the young woman will have her own problems to deal with.