The Sandman on Netflix was probably one of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2022. The series debuted on August 5 and is based on a critically acclaimed and significant run of Neil Gaiman’s comic books. Despite receiving favorable reviews and a warm reaction upon release, The Sandman’s renewal did not happen right away. According to a Deadline story, Netflix has since announced that the show has been renewed for a second season.
The show was an instant fan favorite and critical darling due to its rich storylines, complex characters, and affectionate fidelity to its source material. As a result of the long wait for this news, fans were on pins and needles. It is consequently widely regarded as one of the best comics-to-TV adaptations ever produced.
A two-part bonus episode telling the tales “A Dream of a Thousand Cats” and “Calliope” was given to viewers while they awaited word on the show’s future. The mention of Orpheus, Morpheus’ kid with Calliope, was among the bonus episode’s many pleasant surprises for viewers, and it was possibly the most intriguing story point that yearned to be explored more on screen.
It’s a little surprise that it took this long to find out the series’ fate given how well-received it was by critics. This, regrettably, is consistent with the book’s trip to our screens, given that it took more than three decades for a Sandman adaptation to ever be made.