April 10, 2024
The Sandman Season 2

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.

 

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