'The Sandman' Season 2: Release date, cast, plot and how to watch the Netflix fantasy series

While Netflix is yet to greenlight a Season 2, there are a quite a storylines that promise another solid installment


                            'The Sandman' Season 2: Release date, cast, plot and how to watch the Netflix fantasy series
Tom Sturridge in a still from 'The Sandman' (Netflix)
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'The Sandman' may have just premiered on Netflix, but for the viewers who binged Neil Gaiman's adaptation of the fantasy horror drama, the next topic of discussion is all about Season 2. With a few loose ends remaining after the gripping finale, the second installment, yet to be greenlit by the streaming giant sets up a potential sequel. The plot is pretty straightforward.

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In 1916, Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), also one of the seven Endless, finds himself captured in an occult ritual by a charlatan occultist. Sir Roderick Burgess (Charles Dance) wants his son who dies in the Gallipoli campaign to be revived by the angel of death.  In that process of getting the death angel, he ends up capturing Morpheus, who is then held captive for 106 years.  The series follows a timeline format where the King of Dreams finally escapes and vows to restore parity to his decaying kingdom of the Dreaming.

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With Lucifer (Gwendolin Christie) hinted as the antagonist and some bitter blood between Morpheus and his siblings' Desire and Despair, there's enough to look forward to and we look at all we know ahead of an unsurprising Season 2 announcement of 'The Sandman'.

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When does 'The Sandman' Season 2 release?

With the first season going on production floors in 2019, the significant delay came in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that meant a two-year delay before the show landed on Netflix. Assuming Netflix does renew the Tom Sturridge-starrer for a Season 2, there is lengthy hiatus in the offing. In all probability, 'The Sandman' Season 2 might release only in late 2024 or early 2025.

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How can I watch 'The Sandman' Season 2?

For now, there is only Season 1 and all 10 episodes can be streamed on Netflix.

Who's acting in 'The Sandman' Season 2?

Expect Sturridge to reprise his role as Morpheus. Also returning would be — Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Vanesu Samunyai as Rose Walker, Eddie Karanja as Jed Walker, Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven, Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain, Asim Chaudhry as Able, and Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall. There may be new additions over the course of the year.

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What is the plot of 'The Sandman' Season 2?

The plot details are hard to speculate, but there is that possibility of the edition based on Gaiman's Volume 4: Season of Mists that sees another clash between the two when Morpheus heads to hell to rescue a character named Nada. The finale also sets up Christie as Lucifer and might be the big baddie in Season 2.

Watch this space for more updates on 'The Sandman' Season 2.

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