Netflix has finally officially renewed The Sandman based on Neil Gaiman’s series of the same name.
Neflix’s head of UCAN scripted TV Peter Friedlander told Variety they took their time to determine what the next season of the critically and fan acclaimed series would be. “We wanted to spend the time with [showrunner Allan Heinberg] and Neil and really talk through and be thoughtful about what the approach should be.”
“I’m very excited about what we have in store and we have made some great decisions around where this will go,” Friedlander said, assuring viewers a renewal was always in the cards — it was just a matter of when. “So it’s a stay-tuned and watch. Like you, I am a major ‘Sandman’ fan and to be able to watch Neil and Allan do what they do is extraordinary. I think what they did with Season 1 — it’s refreshing, it’s breathtaking, it’s iconic. It’s all of those descriptions and to know that it connected with audiences is just so rewarding.”
Netflix is not calling the next chapter “season 2” instead referring to it as the next “volume” structuring the series similar to the way the comics were structured.
This also means we may see additional characters and cast changes along the way, though stars Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, and Jenna Coleman are expected to return in the next Volume. No word on release date yet.