The Sandman Season 2 Release Date: Will the Sandman Get a Season 2 on Netflix?
When The Sandman came out this summer, it looked like it would be a big hit. Critics and audiences loved it, and we thought it was a nice change of pace from some of the recent Marvel and DC comics.
But then there were rumours that there might not be a second season of The Sandman. The modern version of The Sandman was created by executive producer Neil Gaiman. He even took to Twitter to explain why Netflix did not renew the show, even though it seemed to be a big hit from the outside.
We no longer have to worry about those things. Netflix has picked up a second season of The Sandman, so you can expect to see more of Dream, Death, and Lucifer in the near future. Below, we tell you what to expect, who to look for, and when one of the best Netflix shows will be back.
The Sandman Season 2 Release Date
The first season of The Sandman took almost two years to make. Filming started in October 2020, and the show didn't hit Netflix until August 2022.
Of course, it probably didn't help that the shoot began at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, which would have slowed things down a lot more than usual.
Mason Alexander Park, a member of the cast, has said that season 2 will be filmed in the summer of 2023. They said to Collider, “We'll start filming in the summer, and we'll work on the next big group of stories for as long as that takes. And I can't wait to tell everyone what it might be when the time comes.”
A show like The Sandman also needs a long post-production phase to make its visual effects look nice and shiny. This is on top of the time it takes to make the sets and costumes that are used in the show.
Season 2 of The Sandman probably won't come out for a while. We think it will take between 18 and 24 months to make. This means that it will come out in the spring or summer of 2024.
Who Could Come Back for Season 2 of the Sandman?
In the Sandman comic books, there are a lot of characters who come and go, but creator Neil Gaiman has promised that most of the season 1 cast will be back for more. The following actors and actresses could come back for the second season:-
- Tom Sturridge as Dream/Morpheus
- Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian
- Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne
- Donna Preston as Despair
- Kyo Ra as Rose Walker
- Eddie Karanja as Jed Walker
- John Cameron Mitchell as Hal Carter
- Stephen Fry as Gilbert
- Patton Oswalt as the voice of Matthew the Raven
- Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine
- Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
- Mason Alexander Park as Desire
What Could Happen in Season 2 of the Sandman?
As suggested by how The Sandman ended, the next season of the show would focus mostly on the fourth and fifth volumes of the graphic novel, which are called Season of Mists and A Game of You, respectively.
In the first, Dream goes back to Hell, where Lucifer Morningstar is waiting for him. Dream's mother causes chaos by giving up her throne and starting a new life on Earth, which sets her demons free.
The second one is about a minor character from the first season, Barbie (played by Lily Travers), who goes back to her fantasy world in the Dreaming after mythical horse Martin Tenbones helps her.
Given how closely the first season stuck to both Preludes & Nocturnes and The Doll's House, we'd expect a possible second season to do the same. But Netflix bosses have said that the upcoming episodes are not what they call “season 2.”
Friedlander told Variety in a cryptic way, “Decisions haven't been made yet, but we are thinking about batching approaches.” When it comes to “Sandman,” everything is on the table. It's a different show.”
Is There a Trailer for the Sandman Season 2?
Yes, Netflix has put out some teaser footage that shows Dream's Helm rising from a sea of shifting sand. Look below:
Yes, it’s true: The Sandman will return to Netflix!
“There are some astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus & the rest of them… Now it’s time to get back to work. There’s a family meal ahead… And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to Hell,” says @neilhimself pic.twitter.com/TbA3hnD5f6
— Netflix (@netflix) November 3, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Review of the Sandman's First Season?
Keith Phipps called Season 1 of The Sandman “a respectful, faithful, and maybe a little too predictable adaptation that benefits from a well-chosen cast and creative visuals without trying too hard to see what a different medium could do for Gaiman's world.”
Where Can We Watch the Sandman?
Season 2 of The Sandman will be available on Netflix. Season 1 has 11 episodes, and you can now watch all of them on Netflix.
Is It Over With the Sandman?
“The Dream keeps going. Sandman will be back on Netflix with new episodes based on several volumes of Neil Gaiman's graphic novels to tell more stories about the Endless. Then, a few hours later, Netflix sent out an official statement that confirmed the renewal.