‘In some ways we’ve educated the audience’: Netflix’s The Sandman Has Already Started Writing For Second Season, Confirms David S. Goyer

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In one of the most ambitious and complex stories ever put to the script, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman will finally see the light of day, along with creators David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg. Sandman is considered to have changed the perception of comic-book as a serious storytelling form.

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman was a mix of a modern myth, dark fantasy, and petty squabbles.

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But this isn’t the first time an adaption of Sandman was attempted. Neil Gaiman claimed to have deliberately bombed previous attempts at adapting since he wanted to reserve the right to call it terrible if it didn’t live up to his expectations, calling it a superpower


Sandman in a few sentences

While trying to sell the pitch of Sandman, David Goyer and Neil Gaiman were challenged with distilling the message of the story into a sentence. In an interview with Den of Geek, the veteran writer stated he divide the description into two sentences, he stated:

“The first way to look at the show is, it’s a story about a god who, over the course of the story, sheds his godhood and becomes mortal and learns what it means to be mortal.”

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Further describing another aspect of the story, he delved into high fantasy and elements of a soap opera and fable. Even though an unusual combination, the creator’s explanation does make sense, he stated:

“It’s also a melodrama. It’s a story about a really f***ed-up dysfunctional family. The Endless, even though they are godlike beings, they all have their petty squabbles. Some of them hate each other. Some of them love each other. It’s just that when they have fights, entire worlds and universes suffer.”

Is Season 2 already underway?

Common for most shows, creators wait for the reception of the first season to even have expectations of renewal, but Sandman creators believe otherwise. While their hopes still lie in the first season’s performance, they have nonetheless started writing the next season.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt was originally signed on to develop the adaptation before the project moved to Netflix.

Despite the show dealing with very complex themes and plots, the creators believe they’ve educated the audience with the basic ideas. Further commenting on the building of themes, David Goyer stated:

“In some ways, it’s easier because we’ve educated the audience to the basic ideas. We’ve shown how the dreaming life can affect the waking world… They’re more like jazz, where you get to plan variations…. and we get to stretch our wings a bit more.”

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The show will star Tom Sturridge as Dream, along with Boyd Holbrook, Jenna Coleman, and Game of Thrones fame Gwendoline Christie. The show will be directed by an array of directors including Jamie Childs, Andrés Baiz, and Louise Hooper.


Sandman will be streaming on Netflix from August 5 of 2022.

Source: Den of Geek


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Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.