Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' renewed for Season 2, fans joke at 'Netflix making good decisions'

The first season of 'The Sandman' received positive reviews and dethroned 'Stranger Things' as the most-watched series on Nielsen's streaming charts

Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' renewed for Season 2, fans joke at 'Netflix making good decisions'
Tom Sturridge as Dream in 'The Sandman' (Netflix)
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Get ready to enter the dreamscape again as the ruler of dreaming is returning with full force. After receiving positive reviews from critics as well as audiences for Season 1, Netflix has given fans a wonderful surprise by announcing that ‘The Sandman’ will be returning for another season on the streaming platform. Based on the comic book written by Neil Gaiman, the series sees Morpheus, the personification of dreams, captured in an occult ritual in 1916 and kept inside a glass house that seems unbreakable. After being held captive for 106 years, Dream escapes and sets out to restore order to his realm.

The news was confirmed on social media by Gaiman himself and he also shared a brief and evocative teaser featuring the titular character’s Helm of Dreams and, obviously, plenty of sand. As per Netflix, the new episodes will see Morpheus facing different challenges this time around. With the forces of hell already on the move, Morpheus will have to overcome all the challenges and place everything in order.

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A still from Netflix's 'The Sandman' (Instagram/thesandmanofficial)
A still from Netflix's 'The Sandman' (Instagram/thesandmanofficial)

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Gaiman was really excited when the announcement was made and shared how he feels about ‘The Sandman’ returning for another edition. In a statement shared, the writer expressed gratitude toward Netflix, Warner Bros, and every cast member and crew member who made the first season “so magical.” However, he made it clear that the work isn’t fully done yet and it’s time for everyone to get back to work and deliver something extraordinary.

“There are some astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus and the rest of them (not to mention more members of the Endless Family to meet). There’s a family meal ahead, after all. And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to Hell,” Gaiman said.

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On the other hand, the show’s producer David S. Goyer revealed that the upcoming episodes will feature the rest of ‘Endless’ as well. According to the comics, there are seven members in ‘The Endless’ family, including Death, Delirium, Desire, Despair, Destiny, Destruction, and Dream. In the first season of ‘The Sandman’, we got to see Dream, Death, Desire, and Despair making an appearance in different episodes. This means Delirium, Destiny, and Destruction will be featured in the upcoming episodes as well.

As soon as the announcement for Season 2 surfaced online, fans went berserk and thanked Netflix for renewing the show even when they thought it was actually insane that it took them so long to continue the series. One of the fans said, “It’s actually insane it took this long to get renewed but I’m very thankful it’s happening.” Another fan noted, “FINALLY I WAS GOING INSANE I SWEAR I COULDN'T HANDLE THIS LONG WAIT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.” Another social media user tweeted, “Yessss!!! He’s back!!!”

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“Congratulations!! As a fan for years, this was the story I loved, envisioned in a way better than I could have hoped. I am proud of the decision by Netflix and Warner Brothers and thankful for more time in this world,” wrote another one. “My Lord, you're home, again,” tweeted another user.

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“Look at Netflix making good decisions,” said another user.

Following its release, ‘The Sandman’ became the first series to dethrone ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 on Nielsen’s streaming charts. The epic fantasy series came out on top with 1.4 billion minutes watched.

Season 1 of ‘The Sandman’ is available to stream on Netflix and currently holds a rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes.  

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