Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman was finally able to come alive on Netflix after repeated attempts to adapt the source material. The series topped Netlfix’s Top 10 list soon after its release and remained the most-watched show on the streaming giant’s Weekly Top 10. Even after that, rumors started circulating about the show not getting a second season. However, a leaked tweet from DC Comics’ official Twitter page revealed that The Sandman will be renewed for a second season. Soon after this, Netflix also renewed the series for a second season.
However, Netflix’s recent cancellation has led to fans’ concerns that the streaming giant might also cancel the renewal of The Sandman. But the executive producer and the writer of The Sandman is confident that the second season is safe from Netflix’s cancellation spree.
Neil Gaiman Assures Netflix Won’t Cancel The Sandman Season 2
Addressing fans’ concerns on Tumblr, Neil Gaiman assured that the streaming giant will not cancel the second season of The Sandman. Netflix has canceled several shows recently, including the cancelation of its adult animated series, Inside Job, which was renewed in June 2022.
The creator of the series, Shion Takeuchi, shared the news on his Twitter saying that she is “heartbroken to confirm that Netflix has decided to cancel season 2 of Inside Job.”
This has led to the concern of The Sandman fans, as the streaming giant took months to renew the show for a second season. However, Neil Gaiman assured fans that The Sandman would not suffer the same fate as Inside Job when one of the fans asked him if he think “The Sandman is safe.” Gaiman said,
“If there’s a Netflix and nothing unforeseen and tragic happens to close the world or the showdown, then there will be more Sandman.”
Fans may have been worried as the streaming giant took months to renew the show for a second season, leading to rumors of cancellation of The Sandman. However, the author has been certain about season 2 since the release of the show.
Earlier, when rumors started about the cancellation of the show, he debunked them saying that the delay in renewing the series was due to Netflix’s binge-watching strategy. Although Netflix has not confirmed the claim, the show was renewed in November 2022.
When Will The Sandman Season 2 Come Out?
Although Netflix has renewed the horror drama, fans are still concerned about how long the development for season 2 would take. The streaming giant confirmed the second season in November.
Neil Gaiman shared on Twitter saying that season two would cover some “astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus.” He also shared, “Now it’s time to get back to work.” The first season covered 16 issues of The Sandman comic series and the upcoming season is expected to include Dream’s family members.
Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer is also expected to have a prominent role in the second season. The Sandman Season 2 is also expected to introduce some characters. The release date of the next season is yet not confirmed. For now, fans are relieved that with Gaiman’s assurance that they would get a second season of the show.
The Sandman is available to stream on Netflix.