The series is based off of a comic book series by writer Neil Gaiman. The comic books are brilliant, and if you have discovered the new Netflix series and are a fan of it, I highly recommend you go to your local comic book shop (or Amazon… I suppose…) and buy the first few volumes of The Sandman.
Anyway, there still hasn’t been an official confirmation from Netflix about Season 2. We reached out to our sources close to the streamer, and here’s what they had to say about The Sandman Season 2:
It’s happening. The writer’s room’s been set up and Netflix has given them the greenlight to start working on S2.
Netflix greenlights The Sandman Season 2
This is as close to a solid confirmation that we’ve heard so far that Season 2 has officially been greenlight by Netflix. The streamer will often open up writer’s rooms for upcoming seasons of shows, only to then announce that they have cancelled said show.
However, in this case, the second season will happen, and I have an inkling that Netflix will also greenlight a third season as well. The Sandman has been performing incredibly well already on the platform.
The show is currently sitting pretty in the number one spot on Netflix’s Top 10 shows list. It beat Keep Breathing and Stranger Things in the process.
The Sandman Season 2 is happening, but what could happen in it?
During an interview with Rolling Stone, The Sandman’s showrunner, Allan Heinberg, said the following about Season 2:
Well, we had a writer’s room for 20 weeks to talk about Season Two and to break stories and generate outlines and first drafts. And now I’m having early talks with production design and VFX and getting everything into position, so that if we are lucky enough to have a Season Two, we’re ready to go, ideally with the same team who made Season One.
He also went on to talk about what could happen in a second season. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
For the most part, though we are pulling a lot of the standalone stories out of there, not necessarily where they are in the comics, and folding them into the main saga. A good example is [the African myth-inspired comic-book story] Tales In the Sand, which happens very early at the beginning of The Doll’s House saga in the comics. And that would be part of our Season of Mists storyline in Season Two. When Dream has to go back to hell in order to free [his ancient love-interest] Nada, that seemed like a more organic place to tell their backstory and find out how they fell in love, and how Nada ended up in hell. So that’s a good example of a story that’s now woven into the main fabric of Season Two.
So, yes, they have a writer’s room for the show’s second season all set up, and Netflix has already greenlit the second season. So, this means that it should be going into production very soon.
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