The news fans of The Sandman have been waiting for has finally been confirmed, with the Netflix series officially confirmed for season 2.
Following the show’s initial launch in August this year, Neil Gaiman – who penned the DC comic book series on which the tale is based – confirmed the TV adaptation will be back for more episodes.
In a tweet, he wrote: ‘The rumours are true. Netflix is thrilled that so many of you have been watching Sandman, and the thing we were all hoping would happen… has indeed happened…’
Speaking further about what the future holds for The Sandman, Neil teased exciting narratives ahead for Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), Lucifer, the ruler of Hell (Gwendoline Christie) and plenty more characters – some of whom we’ve already met, and others who we will come across for the first time.
‘Millions upon millions of people have welcomed and watched and loved The Sandman on Netflix, from established Sandman fans to people who were simply curious, and then became obsessed with the Lord of Dreams, his family and their goings-on,’ Neil said.
‘It gives me unbelievable pleasure to say that, working with Netflix and Warner Bros., Allan Heinberg, David Goyer and I will be bringing even more of The Sandman stories to life.’
When we last saw Dream in The Sandman, Lucifer was setting a plan in motion within the realm of Hell, which will continue to be explored in the second season.
What’s more, while Morpheus is back in his own realm after a century away, the consequences of his absence haven’t all been wrapped up quite yet.
‘There are some astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus and the rest of them (not to mention more members of the Endless Family to meet),’ Neil promised.
‘Nobody is going to be happier about this than the Sandman cast and crew: They are the biggest Sandman fans there are. And now it’s time to get back to work. There’s a family meal ahead, after all. And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to Hell…’
Executive producer David S Goyer excitedly emphasised that fans will ‘get to meet the rest of the Endless’.
In The Sandman, viewers have so far met Dream, Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), Desire (Mason Alexander Park) and Despair (Donna Preston).
However, there are several more members of the Endless yet to be introduced, including Destiny, Destruction and Delirium.
Fans could barely contain their excitement that The Sandman will definitely be back on Netflix, with one tweeting: ‘It’s really happening! So excited for @Netflix_Sandman family and fans. The love is real.’
Another wrote in response to the news: ‘Good morning, nature is healing.’
The Sandman season 1 is available to watch on Netflix.