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The Sandman creator reveals what fans can expect from season 2 if Netflix renews show

Series two has yet to be given the green light

tom sturridge dream© Photo: Netflix
Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
August 22, 2022
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The creator of Netflix's The Sandman, Neil Gaiman, has revealed that if the fantasy series is renewed, fans can expect series two to focus more on Dream and Calliope's son Orpheus. 

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The writer replied to a fan's tweet that read: "Hi Neil! If we're asking about what we might see in the future: Calliope mentioned Orpheus in the episode in a way that made me think maybe we won't get to see Orpheus' story from the comics. Is there a chance we will if we get more seasons?"

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Responding to the question, Neil wrote: "If we get more seasons we will tell those stories."

Fans were quick to express their excitement in the comments section, with one person writing: "PLEASE!! It’s my favourite Ancient Greek story!" while another added: "We better get more seasons. The first season was amazing. Couldn't stop watching."

The update on potential plot points for season two comes just a day after Neil revealed that the show's popularity might not be enough for Netflix to sign off on another series. 

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Replying to a tweet from a fan that read: "Neil, it's more than lived up to expectations, thank you. With all the talk of it being a top-streamed show all over for the past two+ weeks, I don't understand why S2 is even a question," the creator wrote: "Because Sandman is a really expensive show. And for Netflix to release the money to let us make another season we have to perform incredibly well. So yes, we've been the top show in the world for the last two weeks. That still may not be enough."

sandman calliope© Photo: Netflix

Netflix have yet to renew the series

The series, which is based on the 1989–1996 comic book published by DC Comics, is currently ranking at number one in a list of the streaming platform's top ten most-watched shows around the world. 

For those who have yet to binge the series, it follows Morpheus, also known as Dream, who is captured in an occult ritual in 1916 and after being held captive for decades, escapes and tries to rebuild his kingdom of The Dreaming. 

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