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‘We hope that it moves forward’: Netflix’s The Sandman VFX Boss Ian Markiewicz Enthusiastic For Season 2 Renewal

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If you came up to me and told me in 2015 that a live adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman would be available to watch on our mobile phones of all things, I’d laugh at your face and go on about my day. But here we are, Gaiman’s work is up and running on Netflix as a full-fledged TV show.

The Sandman made its live-action debut by coming out as a TV series just last month, and it’s gotten nothing short of praise from critics and fans alike. While it thrives in its success, fans are also eager to know when a second season will be available, and one of its creators is optimistic about getting that one more season.

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A still from The Sandman

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‘Cautiously Optimistic’ For The Sandman Season 2

Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman made its debut in unforgettable fashion, with the first (and only season available till now) gaining a lot of viewers.

The TV series was already at the top of Netflix’s Top 10 titles just three days after it was released on August 5, 2022, gaining up to 69.5 million hours viewed. It went on to become the most-watched TV show on the streaming platform, although for only a brief period of six days.

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A still from The Sandman

Despite what haters would say, what The Sandman has done is not an easy task at all, and because of its success fans just want more of it.

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For fans that are eagerly waiting for a second season, here’s a nice little update about it from the show’s VFX supervisor to shine a ray of hope on your face. Ian Markiewicz spoke to Screen Rant about the optimism from other creators who also have their hopes up for a second season-

“We’re all cautiously optimistic…I think that, at this point, the show has performed in the way that it has, we feel pretty confident with that, we also understand that there’s a lot of things that go into that decision…we want to be in a position to put our best foot forward, so I think we’re looking at it as an investment to say, “We hope that it moves forward, we hope that we’re in a position to get to do this again, and if we are in that position, we want to be in a place where we feel like we use the time available the best that we see fit”.

Markiewicz further concluded his statement by saying “it is still totally speculative”.

We can only cross our fingers and hope that a second season gets renewed. So please Netflix, give us that good news asap!

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Fans Are Rallying Online For A Second Season Of The Sandman

When you first watch a newly released TV show, you go in without knowing what to expect. With The Sandman, all you’ll get is excitement and a test of patience in the wait for the second season.

Fans of the fantasy drama TV series, just like us too, have been getting very restless about the lack of news regarding a second season.

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Tom Sturridge as Dream in the show

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Although Ian Markiewicz recently gave the latest update regarding a second season, fans have rallied on Twitter to fight their way through to a second season. A popular #renewsandman campaign has also been making the round around Twitter alongside worded demands for the second season-

A truce must be made, Mr. Netflix! –

That’s right-

A telling truth, although some may not agree-

Your move Netflix-

It’s great to see a lot of people rally behind the TV show by pushing for a second season renewal, and we’re all for it. Netflix has to realize that it cannot throw such an opportunity away, especially when the demand is this high.

Source: Screen Rant