Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking story of The Sandman goes to deliver extra visible delights to Netflix because the streamer has greenlit a second season of the vastly costly collection. Wednesday noticed quite a few conflicting stories about whether or not the present had certainly been given the go-ahead for extra episodes or not, with DC Comics having appeared to have by chance leaked the information with a posting on their Twitter account, saying:
“The dream continues. [The Sandman] will return with new episodes primarily based on a number of volumes of the Neil Gaiman graphic novel to discover much more tales of the Limitless.”
That tweet was subsequently deleted, however as with something posted on the web, it didn’t take too lengthy for a lot of different shops to begin spreading information of the fantasy collection lastly being granted the go-ahead for extra mystical adventures primarily based on the comics of Gaiman. Whereas Netflix has not but commented on the renewal, Deadline reported that The Sandman season 2 is certainly a go. Neil Gaiman and Netflix have additionally each formally confirmed that the renewal is actual.
«The rumours are true,» Gaiman tweeted. «Netflix is thrilled that so a lot of you may have been watching Sandman, and the factor we had been all hoping would occur… has certainly occurred…»
Followers have been ready patiently for Netflix to announce whether or not they could be renewing the collection for one more season, and whereas many believed that its destiny may very well be revealed at this 12 months’s TUDUM occasion, that got here and went with none point out of The Sandman. Now it’s confirmed that the endurance has paid off, and Dream, Lucifer, Demise, Need and a number of recent characters will likely be heading their strategy to Netflix within the subsequent couple of years.
Will The Sandman Season 2 Reside Up To Expectation?
The Sandman arrived on Netflix earlier this 12 months, with some robust viewer numbers to warrant its mega-budget. Nevertheless, when it got here to renewing the present for a second season, Netflix has been dragging their heels and creator Neil Gaiman was cautious about anticipating the present to be given the inexperienced mild primarily based on simply its preliminary viewer numbers. He beforehand stated:
“Sandman Season 1 dropped Aug fifth. The info harvesting has solely simply completed – and is difficult by lots of people not binge-watching it, however spreading it out, letting episodes sink in earlier than watching the following. Telling @netflix to rush up will not make selections s occur sooner.”
Nevertheless, behind the scenes, there have been loads of optimistic indicators that The Sandman could be again once more, together with feedback by one of many VFX crew who brazenly mentioned work starting on the planning levels of season two again in September.
The Sandman landed within the Prime 10 of Netflix on its launch and remained there for quite a few weeks. The present clocked in virtually 70 million considered hours in its first week, which jumped to 127.5 million in its second. Whether or not The Sandman can have a second dream season is one thing that solely time will inform, however there’ll possible be a prolonged wait to search out out with manufacturing more likely to take a few years to finish.