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The 'Complicated' Viewing Habits Of The Sandman Audience Have Slowed Netflix's Renewal Decision

Neil Gaiman explains how a more dispersed way of watching The Sandman episodes affects Netflix's economic decision to give it further seasons.

Fans of The Sandman may be ready for Season 2, however, because of how the show's episodes were digested, this may take some time. Sandman author Neil Gaiman addressed why the streaming service has not yet agreed to renew its TV version of the popular comic series in response to a since-deleted Tweet. "Sandman Season 1" was released on August 5th.


The data collection has just recently concluded - and is compounded by the fact that many people are not binge-viewing it, but rather spacing it out, allowing episodes to soak in before watching the next," he stated. "Gaiman also rejected any attempts by supporters to put pressure on the corporation through social media, writing, "Telling @netflix to hurry up won't make choices happen faster."

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While Gaiman has no formal word on The Sandman's future, VFX supervisor Ian Markiewicz recently revealed that the show's production crew is already working on adaptation options. "We have a really fantastic framework for what we hope season [two] will look like," he teased while stressing that showrunner Allan Heinberg "is still touching up scripts and rewriting things, but we have an arc."


David S. Goyer, The Sandman's executive producer, made a similar observation regarding the screenplays soon before the film's premiere, stating that "It's simpler to write Season 2 scripts now that we've educated the public on the fundamental concepts. We've seen how the dreaming world may influence the waking reality. With that foundation established, the program can now expand on those subjects."

Gaiman has indicated an interest in generating spinoffs for The Sandman's supporting cast members in addition to the main series. Morpheus' sister Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) and Johanna Constantine (Jenna Coleman), an occult detective and exorcist whom the King of Dreams encountered in episode three, "Dream a Little Dream of Me," are among them. The first 10 chapters of The Sandman were an adaptation of the first sixteen issues of the comic book, with some episodes combining tales from many issues. Netflix published an extra episode two weeks following the first, consisting of two independent anthology pieces adapted from the comic issues "Calliope" and "Dream of a Thousand Cats." Though the season ended with Morpheus arresting the Corinthian, it also revealed that Lucifer Morningstar (Gwendoline Christie) had made a deal with the Lord of Hell Azazel to exact revenge on the eponymous character, establishing her as a future nemesis.


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