The Sandman on Netflix was probably one of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2022. The series debuted on August 5 and is based on a critically acclaimed and significant run of Neil Gaiman’s comic books. Despite receiving favourable reviews and a warm reaction upon release, The Sandman’s renewal did not happen right away. According to a Deadline story, Netflix has since announced that the show has been renewed for a second season.
The Sandman series centres on Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), the embodiment of dreams and king of “The Dreaming,” who breaks free from a century-long imprisonment and embarks on a mission to recover stolen personal items and bring his realm, which had declined while he was away, back to its former splendour. Beyond Sturridge’s outstanding performance as Morpheus, the cast of the series which also included Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong, Kyo Ra/Vanesu Samunyai, Boyd Holbrook made a strong impression. Jenna Coleman, Gwendoline Christie, David Thewlis, Kirby Howell-Baptist, and Mason Alexander Park were a few other famous cast members.
The show was an instant fan favourite and critical darling due to its rich storylines, complex characters, and affectionate fidelity to its source material. As a result of the long wait for this news, fans were on pins and needles. It is consequently widely regarded as one of the best comics-to-TV adaptations ever produced. Fans were given to a two-part bonus episode that presented the stories “A Dream of a Thousand Cats” and “Calliope” while they awaited word on the show’s future.
It is somewhat unexpected that it took this long to find out the series’ fate given how popular it has been with critics. But given that it took more than three decades for a Sandman adaptation to actually be made, this, regrettably, is to be expected given how long it took for it to reach our screens. It’s noteworthy to note that Netflix hasn’t always been quick to respond when a popular show may be renewed. Despite coming in at No. 1 on Netflix, Gaiman disclosed that the streaming service was delaying committing to Season 2 as it assessed the show’s performance during its first month.