Although nothing has been officially confirmed yet, everything indicates that the second season of Sandman is already a reality. The first season has been a success, one that has been the number one of the most watched on Netflix for weeks.
But beyond that, it is a triumph in the formula of adaptations with a wide and consistent fandom. The original comic, published for more than a decade by the defunct Vertigo publishing house, became a generational phenomenon. And, moreover, because of its considerable length of 75 volumes with hundreds of different narrative arcs, it seemed unadaptable. Fortunately, the series proves that this is not the case.
Not only did it manage to become a brilliant series of ten extraordinary episodes, it is also an audience and critical success due to its quality. So much so, that information has already leaked out that the creative team is already working on the scripts for new episodes, which is a direct jump to the second season. The original Sandman plot not only relates to Morpheus story, but also extends to those of his siblings. Which could serve to broaden its horizons into a massive, high-impact product.
The first season of Sandman spans the first two volumes of the comic. That includes the appearance of Rosie Walker, the sacrifice of Unity Kincaid and Dream’s confession of his new, good-natured view of the world. Also, he added some tidbits of interest for the future of the show. Among them, the confession of the youngest member of the Eternals family, Desire, of having conspired against Morpheus. The tense scene made it clear that there would be a future confrontation between siblings with unforeseeable consequences.
The real climax, however, came in the final scenes, which showed the dark reaches of hell. In the sequence, Lucifer, after being humiliated by Dream, declares that she seeks revenge. And she is determined to carry out an attempt at total domination. This includes invading the Kingdom of Dreams, the human world and “one day, even the Silver City“. In the end, the infernal sovereign assures that she will do something that “will make God absolutely furious and bring Morpheus to his knees.”
Therefore, it can be concluded that whatever happens in the following chapters will be a two-front battle. On the one hand, the already known confrontation between Morpheus, Desire and his twin, Despair. And, on the other side, the direct fight with the infernal hosts, commanded by their leader. We also know that if the project goes ahead, the original author of the comic, Neil Gaiman would still be part of it, as well as the actors who have given life to all these characters: Tom Sturridge (Dream), Gwendiline Christie (Lucifer), Mason Alexander (Desire), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Death), Donna Preston (Despair), Vivienne Acheampong (Lucienne) and Patton Oswalt (Matthew the Raven). At least at the very least, as the Sandman story involves many, many more characters, in fact, many of us hope to see Jenna Coleman (Johanna Constantine) again.