Neil Gaiman Confirms ‘The Sandman Season 2’ can Continue on Other Platforms if Netflix Pulls the Plug

The Sandman

Netflix’s TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book series “The Sandman” continues to reign on Netflix’s Global Top 10 list for nearly three weeks since its release. It has been viewed over 127.5 million hours; however, Gaiman’s dubious about the series getting renewed for a second season by Netflix, feeling that it “may not be enough.”

With Netflix’s penchant for canceling shows and Warner Bros. Discovery, the show producers, scraping off projects recently, fans are rather skeptical about the future of “The Sandman.” 

Most recent comments from the series creator Neil Gaiman indicated there might still be hope yet for the series’ survival. 

While talking to Twitter, Gaiman said the show might potentially switch to another platform even if Netflix pulls the plug on it.

Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” is currently in the Top 10 List of more than 93 countries and leading the list on number 1 in countries like the U.S, the U.K, Australia, India, Pakistan, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine, and many more. 

Richard Watts shared “The Sandman” reigning the Top 10 TV shows in Australia list and Gaiman responded with “wonderful news.”

Ana Helen Aragão showed “The Sandman” was popular in Brazil as well and demanded a confirmation for season 2, Gaiman replied, “That’s wonderful!” 

“The Sandman” is based on Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic series which includes the works of artists Shawn McManus, Sam Kieth, Jill Thompson, Mike Dringenberg, Bryan Talbot, Michael Zulli, and Marc Hempel. 

The show’s a blend of modern myth and dark fantasy set in contemporary fiction, supported by historical drama and featuring legendary characters, all of this interwoven seamlessly. The Sandman tells the story of the places and people that are affected by Morpheous, the Dream King, as he ventures down the path of rectifying mistakes in his wake.

The Sandman castExpanded cast for Neil Gaiman and Netflix’s fantasy series, ‘The Sandman.’

The series stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Kirby Howell-Baptise as Death, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain, David Thewlis as John Dee, Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, Patton Oswalt as the voice of Dream’s raven Matthew, and Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Dream’s sibling.

In a 2020 interview with, Neil Gaiman said:

“Doing the Netflix TV series, we’re very much looking at that as going, ‘Okay, it is 2020, let’s say that I was doing Sandman starting in 2020, what would we do? How would we change things? What gender would this character be? Who would this person be? What would be happening?’”

“The fact that we have seventy-five issues of Sandman plus — essentially, 13 full books — worth of material, is a really good thing. It’s not a drawback. It’s on our side. And the fact that we’re in a world in which we can take things that only existed in comic book art, and that can now exist in reality.”

Netflix released a two-part bonus episode for the TV show as well: 

Would you like to watch The Sandman Season 2 regardless of which platform it’s available at? Let us know your thoughts below in the comment section. 

If you haven’t caught up on the buzz yet, catch the first season of The Sandman now streaming exclusively on Netflix.

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