First pics from The Sandman season 2 tease a major storyline

Image: The Sandman/Netflix
Image: The Sandman/Netflix /

Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book The Sandman debuted on the service last year, and it was one of the best new fantasy series to come out in a while. The Sandman is about Dream, whose realm we visit whenever we fall asleep, as he goes about his eternal duties. That can include having a battle of wits with Lucifer, chatting with his sister Death, or fomenting cats to revolution; the series is limited only by Neil Gaiman’s imagination, and he can imagine quite a lot.

The first season of The Sandman adapted the first two volumes of the comic, and there’s still a long way to go. We’ve known for a while that Netflix would be making more episodes, but the streamer was coy about whether it was making another season, or just filming new installments on an episode-by-episode basis. We still don’t know what exactly the deal is, but we do know that filming has started up again.

There are lots of images and video floating around the internet showing a scene featuring Dream (Tom Sturridge) and a new character on a beach. We won’t embed the pics here for fear of legal reprisal, but we will link to them, because they are legion and they are neat.

Dream and Orpheus talk on the beach when The Sandman returns to Netflix

It looks like Netflix is filming a story about Dream and his son Orpheus. And yes, this is the same Orpheus from ancient Greek myth, the one who descends into the underworld to rescue his wife Eurydice, who sings so beautifully that he moves Hades to let him and Eurydice leave, and then ruins it all by looking behind him before they’re safely back in the land of the living, which is against the rules. Orpheus, you dummy.

Other than Orpheus being the son of Dream, the original myth is reproduced pretty faithfully in The Sandman, and we’ll see it onscreen soon enough. Granted, we don’t know how soon, nor do we know if the episode will be released on its own or as part of a new chunk of episodes. I’m hoping for the latter, because I want more of this show.

Orpheus plays a fairly big role in the overall story of The Sandman, so I’m hoping to see much more of him as the series continues. In the meantime, you can watch the first season of The Sandman right now on Netflix.

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