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Netflix has renewed The Sandman for a second season

Stewart Perrie

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Netflix has renewed The Sandman for a second season

Netflix has finally given fans the news they've all been waiting for: The Sandman is coming back.

The show that was dubbed a 'masterpiece' by viewers when the first instalment dropped earlier this year has been renewed for season two.

The series is based on the comic book written by Neil Gaiman and he's thrilled that the streaming giant will continue with his story.

“Millions upon millions of people have welcomed and watched and loved The Sandman on Netflix, from established Sandman fans to people who were simply curious, and then became obsessed with the Lord of Dreams, his family and their goings-on,” Gaiman said in a statement.

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“It gives me unbelievable pleasure to say that, working with Netflix and Warner Bros, [executive producers] Allan Heinberg, David Goyer and I will be bringing even more of The Sandman stories to life.

"There are some astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus and the rest of them (not to mention more members of the Endless Family to meet).

"Nobody is going to be happier about this than the Sandman cast and crew: they are the biggest Sandman fans there are.

"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..."

Well, that does sound very promising and mildly ominous.

The dark fantasy drama centres on Morpheus, aka Dream (Tom Sturridge), a cosmic being who controls all dreams as he journeys through different worlds and timelines to fix the various mistakes he's made.

The Sandman has been praised by fans and critics alike. Credit: Netflix
The Sandman has been praised by fans and critics alike. Credit: Netflix

The Sandman is described as 'a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven'.

Viewers who binged through the episodes said it was a spellbinding story that was rich with interesting characters and impressive visuals.

Gaiman explained to Empire that his goal was to ensure the Netflix adaptation was enthralling with each instalment: "You watch Episode 1 and think, ‘Oh, I get this thing: it’s like Downton Abbey, but with magic.'

"Then you’ll be wondering, ‘What the hell is this?’ by Episode 2 when you’re meeting Gregory The Gargoyle in The Dreaming.

"Episode 5 is about as dark and traumatic as anything is ever gonna get, then you’ve got Episode 6, which is probably the most feel-good of all the episodes."

Netflix hasn't revealed when season two of The Sandman will be released so we'll have to wait with bated breath until that news drops.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Stewart Perrie
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