Neil Gaiman gives hopeful update about The Sandman season 2

The Sandman. Tom Sturridge as Dream in The Sandman. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021
The Sandman. Tom Sturridge as Dream in The Sandman. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 /

The Sandman, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s seminal graphic novel of the same name, dropped its first season on Netflix last year and immediately found its way into my heart. Weird and wild, touching and scary, it’s as good a version of Gaiman’s books as one could hope for.

Season 2 is on the way — we’ve seen the cast and crew filming — but things seemed to stop dead after Hollywood writers went on strike back in May. After Hollywood actors went on strike in July, any hope of shooting resuming fell away.

But now, the writers strike is over! With one strike resolved and another to go, Gaiman himself weighed in on the state of The Sandman on his blog. “We shot two weeks of it before the strikes closed it down,” he wrote. “When SAG settle, I hope it will start shooting once more.”

Is The Sandman season 2 still coming to Netflix?

Representatives from SAG-AFTRA, the actors union, are due to talk with the studios on Monday, so hopefully the actors can get the same kind of fair deal that the writers did and shows like The Sandman can get back to work.

That said, there may be some changes made in post-strike Hollywood. With writers (and hopefully actors) getting paid more fairly, there may be less money to go around for productions. (The CEOs could always reduce the size of their absurdly high pay packages, of course, but I wouldn’t hold your breath for that happening.) Some things may get cut. I don’t think The Sandman will be one of them — the first show was a decent success, if not a megahit phenomenon — but it is a possibility.

For now, I’ll hope for the best! The Sandman season 2 on Netflix in 2024?

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