Production on Season 2 of “The Sandman” on Netflix has restarted in London following its initial disruption due to the Hollywood strikes.
Today marks the 35th anniversary of the DC comic book series, which serves as the basis for the television program. In a message to fans commemorating the milestone, comic book author and TV show creator Neil Gaiman promised that “good things are coming.” Mason Alexander Park, who plays Desire, and Tom Sturridge, who plays Dream, are shown on set in a recent image released by Netflix.
August 2022 saw the release of “The Sandman”‘s first season, with a surprise eleventh episode making its Netflix debut a week later.
It is noteworthy to notice that Netflix refers to the continuation of The Sandman as an expansion or “more episodes,” rather than calling it a “season 2”. This deliberate choice implies that fans shouldn’t anticipate that the upcoming season of the show would have 10 episodes, like it did in the first season. Instead, fewer episodes seem likely. It’s unclear if this change in course is due to artistic, commercial, or both reasons, but doing away with the usual seasonal format would allow the program to grow through smaller releases of episodes and side storylines, which might actually work better with Gaiman’s comics.
Given that the first two volumes of Gaiman’s source material were adapted for television in season 1, it makes sense that season 2 will also adapt the stories from the comic books. Season 2 is anticipated to bring in additional characters like Wanda, Destruction, Destiny, and Delirium, which would support this notion even more.
Director Jamie Childs previously hinted to Screen Rant that the upcoming episodes will explore “Greek tragedy, and then we’re doing cyberpunk, and we’re doing contemporary drama, or we’re doing cat and mouse chess stuff.” This tease describes the tone and genre of season 2. It is anticipated that several Sandman cast members may make a comeback, including Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Vivienne Acheampong, Patton Oswalt, Gwendoline Christie, and Sturridge.
The Sandman Season 2 Cast
The Sandman’s creators assembled a large and varied ensemble for the show’s debut season, with Tom Sturridge (Like Minds) playing the title role of Sandman/Dream/Morpheus. Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio) as Dream’s emissary Matthew the Raven and Vivienne Acheampong (The Witches) as Lucienne, the librarian and custodian of the Dreaming, are accompanying him.
In addition to the aforementioned main cast members, Season 1 of The Sandman also stars Mason Alexander Park (Cowboy Bebop) as Desire, Dream’s sibling and embodiment of desire; Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing Eve) as Death, Dream’s kinder, wiser older sister and personification of death; and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Lucifer Morningstar, the ruler of Hell. It is anticipated that each of these characters will make a cameo in the follow-up.
Season 2 may see the return of several recurring and guest stars from Season 1, including Kyo Ra/Vanesu Samunyai as Rose Walker, Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who as the occult detective Johanna Constantine, and Unforgotten’s Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain and People Just Do Nothing’s Asim Chaudhary as Abel, both of whom live in the Dreaming (based on biblical characters).
Expect to see new characters such as Destruction, an Endless sibling who left his realm, Destiny, the eldest Endless sibling, who is all-knowing, and Wanda, a trans woman who works for a high-end travel agency and acts as a personal guide/liaison for Dream and Delirium in the real world. Delirium is the youngest of the Endless and needs Dream’s assistance to navigate a dynamic realm.
The casting for the other three new characters has not yet been finalized, however Indya Moore of Queen & Slim fame has been cast for the role of Wanda. However, since The Sandman defeated The Corinthian and John Dee was sent back to the hospital from which he had escaped, some of the earlier characters from the first season—such as Boyd Holbrook’s Corinthian from In the Shadow of the Moon and David Thewlis’s John Dee from Harry Potter—will not be playing their original roles. The Corinthian, however, might make a comeback in a later season.
The Sandman Season 2 Trailer And Release Date
The Sandman Season 2’s official trailer and release date is still unknown. On June 23, 2023, in Shepperton Studios in the UK, production on the second episode of The Sandman got underway despite the WGA strike. However, due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, which started on July 14, filming was put on hold indefinitely. But now that filming has started again, perhaps we’ll get to watch the second season by the end of 2024 or the beginning of 2025.
Ten episodes made up the first season of The Sandman, plus an extra episode that aired two weeks after the show’s debut. Therefore, we should anticipate at least 10 episodes in the upcoming second season, while there’s a chance we’ll get more. Regarding the release date, The Sandman will only be accessible on Netflix as it is a Netflix original series. You have plenty of time to catch up on the weird fantasy series if you haven’t already, as the first season, consisting of 11 episodes, is presently accessible for streaming on the platform.
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Where To Watch The Sandman
The Sandman is available to watch on Netflix, The Sandman Season 1 was made available on digital, DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD, according to the streamer. The season will be available digitally on September 18, 2023, then on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD on November 28. Netflix doesn’t often release its films and television series on physical media (which is amusing given that the streamer got its start in the DVD-by-mail business). Therefore, this is a rare chance.