Warning: SPOILERS for The Sandman Season 1
When will The Sandman season 2 release on Netflix and what will it be about? Executive produced and created by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman is the long-anticipated adaptation of his beloved DC Comics dark fantasy graphic novel series. The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge as Dream of the Endless AKA Morpheus, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, and Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar.
The Sandman season 1 adapts the first two volumes of Gaiman's graphic novels, Preludes and Nocturnes and The Doll's House. The first five episodes encompass Preludes and Nocturnes, chronicling how Morpheus was imprisoned for over a century and went on a quest to retrieve his magical symbols of office and repair his realm, the Dreaming, upon his escape. The Sandman episode 6, "The Sound of Her Wings," serves as an epilogue that introduces Death and Dream's immortal friend, Hob Gadling (Ferdinand Kingsley). The final four episodes of The Sandman season 1 adapt The Doll's House story, introducing Rose Walker (Vanesu Samunyai), a Dream Vortex, and featuring Morpheus' final showdown with the renegade nightmare serial killer, the Corinthian.
As epic and complex as The Sandman season 1 is, Gaiman's saga is just getting started. Hopes are high that Netflix allows The Sandman to complete the full story of the master of Dreams. Here's everything we know so far about The Sandman season 2.
The Sandman Season 2 Renewal Status
Netflix has not yet renewed The Sandman for season 2. The Sandman season 1 premiered on the streaming service on August 5, 2022, and Netflix can be random about when they announce renewals (or cancelations). However, The Sandman's showrunner, Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman), has stated that writing has begun on the scripts for season 2, which is an encouraging sign.
The Sandman Season 2 Release Date Prediction
Don't expect The Sandman season 2 to premiere on Netflix until late 2023 or 2024. If production on season 2 begins towards the end of 2022, it would still take several months to film the next 10 episodes of the series. The safe bet is to look for The Sandman season 2 roughly two years from now, but possibly a bit sooner.
The Sandman Season 2 Setup & Story Details
If season 2 follows season 1's format of adapting two graphic novel volumes, then the next season of The Sandman will encompass Dream Country and The Season of Mists. Dream Country is a series of one-shot stories, including the popular "Dream of a Thousand Cats" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which was set up by Morpheus meeting a young William Shakespeare in 1589 in The Sandman episode 6.
The Season of Mists is one of the most popular and impactful Sandman stories, and it's set up by the end of The Sandman season 1 when Lucifer vowed revenge on Morpheus. It also gives closure to the story of Dream's former lover, Nada, who he banished to Hell 10,000 years ago, as well as reveals the name of Lyta Hall's (Razane Jammal) baby who was born in the Dreaming. The Season of Mists further introduces Destiny and Delirium, two more members of the Endless, as well as Gaiman's version of Norse gods Thor, Loki, and Odin.
How Many Seasons Will The Sandman Have?
Neil Gaiman's main run of The Sandman spans 10 graphic novel volumes so The Sandman can potentially run on Netflix for five seasons. Or even more, if the other graphic novels like The Sandman: Overture, Endless Nights, The Dream Hunters, and Death's spinoffs The High Cost of Living and The Time of Your Life are adapted. But fingers crossed Netflix simply greenlights The Sandman season 2 as the next step.
The Sandman Season 1 is streaming on Netflix.