The Sandman has beenrenewedby Netflix for a second season, and Neil Gaiman has released a longer and more detailed statement following this much anticipated news.
The author of the comic is also a producer and co-creator of the show, as well as co-writer of the first episode. After years of disappointing projects, the series in question has fully satisfied him:
Millions and millions of people have welcomed and watched and loved The Sandman on Netflix, from already ingrained fans [of the comic] to people who were simply curious, and then developed an obsession with the Lord of Dreams, his family and theirs. events. It gives me incredible pleasure to say that working with Netflix and Warner Bros., Allan Heinberg, David Goyer and I will be bringing more The Sandman stories to life . There are some mind-blowing stories waiting for Morpheus and the others (not to mention more family members of the Eternals to meet). No one will be happier than the Sandman cast and crew – they are Sandman ‘s biggest fansthat there are. Now is the time to get back to work. After all, a family lunch awaits us. And Lucifer can’t wait for Morpheus to return to hell …
Gaiman , in short, confirms that we will see Lucifer , who nurtures a certain hatred towards Morpheus after his last visit to hell. Furthermore, we will attend the family dinner among the Eternals , with Desire and Despair plotting in turn against the Lord of Dreams.
We will keep you posted.
– Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 3, 2022
There is another world waiting for us when we close our eyes to sleep… a place called the “dream kingdom”, where the dream lord Sandman (Tom Sturridge) shapes our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is suddenly captured and held captive for a century, his absence triggers a series of events that will forever upset the worlds of sleep and wakefulness. To restore order, he will have to cross universes and timelines to correct the mistakes made in his long existence, finding old friends and enemies and also meeting new cosmic and human entities.
The first season will have ten episodes, and will adapt the stories Preludes , Nocturnes and The Doll’s House . The pilot was written by showrunner Allan Heinberg with Neil Gaiman himself and David S. Goyer . The latter are also executive producers. Some episodes will be directed by Toby Haynes ( Doctor Who , Sherlock , Black Mirror ).
The cast includes Tom Sturridge (Morpheus), Gwendoline Christie (Lucifer), Vivienne Acheampong (Lucienne), Charles Dance (Roderick Burgess), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Cain), Asim Chaudhry (Abele), Boyd Holbrook (Corinthian), Jenna Coleman (Johanna Constantine), David Thewlis (John Dee), Stephen Fry (Gilbert), Patton Oswalt (Matthew), Joely Richardson (Ethel Cripps), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Death), Mason Alexander Park (Desire), Donna Preston (Despair), Niamh Walsh (Ethel Cripps young), Kyo Ra (Rose Walker), Razane Jammal (Lyta Hall), Sandra James Young (Unity Kincaid) and Eleanor Famyinka (Rachel) .
An ambitious project
It seems that the agreement between Netflix and Warner Bros. Television to make Sandman is “very massive”: some sources already describe it as “the most expensive TV series ever made by DC Entertainment “.
Allan Heinberg created the Young Avengers comic for Marvel, but has previously worked on the small screen in series such as Five in the Family, Sex and the City, A Mom to a Friend, The OC, Grey’s Anatomy, Looking, Scandal and The Catch . as well as writing the blockbuster Wonder Woman for Warner and DC Films.
A legendary comic
The original comic was published by DC Comics (through the Vertigo label ) between 1989 and 1996, and tells the story of Sogno , an anthropomorphic personification of dreams and stories. Her adventures, often tragic and painful, also include her brothers and sisters, the Eternals , who represent various aspects of the human experience such as Destiny, Desire, Despair and Delirium ; in addition, Sandman ‘s tales include many figures drawn from cultural and religious traditions from around the world, from Lucifer (who later became the protagonist of another comic series) to Odin , fromAzazel to Calliope .