Netflix’s dark fantasy series The Sandman has been renewed for season 2 — for real this time.
Following a week of false reporting on the fate of the fan favorite show on several social media feeds, Netflix announced that Neil Gaiman’s comic book adaptation is indeed officially returning with more episodes, although declined to comment on whether they have greenlit an entirely new season, or a more curtailed (and less expensive to produce) set of stories.
“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,” creator Neil Gaiman said in a statement.
“It gives me unbelievable pleasure to say that, working with Netflix and Warner Bros., 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…”
Th first season of The Sandman starred Tom Sturridge in the title role, in addition to Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven (voice), Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Vanesu Samunyai as Rose Walker, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death.
Allan Heinberg serves as executive producer alongside Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer.
Gaiman, Goyer and Heinberg are all co-writers on the project.
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