The Sandman season 2 resumes production, Neil Gaiman promises “good things”

The Sandman. Tom Sturridge as Dream in episode 102 of The Sandman. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022
The Sandman. Tom Sturridge as Dream in episode 102 of The Sandman. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022 /

The Sandman fans rejoice! Over a year after Netflix renewed its hit fantasy series, production is finally resuming on season 2. Filming was put on pause earlier this year due to the actors and writers strikes in Hollywood. But now the show has the all-clear to continue!

In celebration of the comic’s 35th-anniversary earlier this week, Netflix shared a first-look, behind-the-scenes image from the show’s production, featuring star Tom Sturridge (Morpheus) and Mason Alexander Park (Desire). Take a look:

Neil Gaiman teases The Sandman season 2: “Good Things are coming.”

In addition to the first-look image, Neil Gaiman shared a letter of gratitude to long-time fans of his comic, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Plus, he confirmed that production on season 2 is now being carried out.

“This week we officially restart production on the next sequence of stories of The Sandman for Netflix,” Gaiman wrote, per Netflix’s TUDUM. “Genius showrunner Allan Heinberg and the countless people in front of and behind the camera are building something endlessly special, and bringing these stories to life in a way that would once have been unimaginable.”

He went on to tease some of the settings and stories we can expect in the new episodes. “A journey is beginning that will take us from Destiny’s garden to Hell, from the Heart of the Dreaming to Ancient Greece and revolutionary France, and from there to places even I cannot quite imagine on the screen. I will be patient. Good things are coming.”

Season 2 will hope between genres just like the debut season did, perhaps even more so. So far, we know that season 2 will cover the Season of Mists and Brief Lives volumes from the comics. Plus, it’ll adapt several standalone issues, including The Song of Orpheus and Thermidor.

It’s interesting how neither Neil Gaiman nor the Netflix article refer to the new episodes as ‘season 2′ specifically. Instead, it’s being marketed as a ‘sequence of episodes’ based on multiple volumes of the comic. Netflix is yet to offer us any clarification on the structure of new episodes. Will they release all at once? Weekly? Or will they be staggered? We don’t know.

The Sandman season 2 doesn’t have a release date yet. After such a long wait, it’s nice to see that production is well underway. A 2025 premiere date seems like a good guess.

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