Netflix To Bring Back ‘The Sandman’ For Season 2

by Thomas Tuna

The dream continues.

Netflix this week confirmed it has renewed The Sandman for a second season, according to a report on Deadline.

The Sandman–based on Neil Gaiman’s award-winning DC Comics series–kicked off on Netflix back in August and quickly became a hit with horror fans. The show was watched for 69.5 million hours in its first week and climbed to 127.5 million hours by Week 2.

The 10-episode first season–led by showrunner and executive producer Allan Heinberg (who also wrote scripts with Gaiman and David S. Goyer)–tells of “another world that waits for all of us when we sleep–a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies,” according to the synopsis.

In the series, Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), the personification of dreams, escapes after being held captive for more than a century. Now, to restore order, Morpheus must “mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes and meeting new entities along the way.”

Sturridge is joined in the cast by Gwendoline Christie and Vivienne Acheampong–along with Mark Hamill, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, David Thewlis, Jenna Coleman, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, Joely Richardson, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.

The Sandman comic book–created by Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Sam Dringenberg–ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996 and was singled out with Eisner, Hugo and Bram Stoker Awards for storytelling excellence.

 

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Sandman on Netflix.

 

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