Mr. Sandman is about to bring us another dream.
Netflix’s big-budget adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book series The Sandman will soon be returning, as star Mason Alexander Park (Desire) confirmed the next batch of episodes will be filming this summer.
Appearing at the San Francisco Fan Expo, Park said: “There is more Sandman coming in a really cool way and it can take many forms, so we’re starting shooting in the summer and we’re gonna tackle the next huge chunk of stories in however long that might take.”
Since renewing the show last year, Netflix have refrained from referring to the next batch of episodes as a second season.
With the first ten episodes covering two volumes of the comic, this maybe suggests we will get a shorter, self-contained series of episodes adapting a single volume when it returns to our screens – something closer to a miniseries than a full season.
It could possibly even mean a longer stand-alone episode, like the bonus episode A Dream Of A Thousand Cats/Calliope, which premiered a few weeks after the first season initially dropped on the streaming service.
Park continued by adding: “Netflix has not gone on record as calling it a season two on purpose, and so, I will, from now on and in the future, and possibly until the end of the universe, not refer to it as season two until we know what it is.”
Either way, get excited: a summer start date for production means a likely 2024 premiere. Although, after the unexpected special episode release just after season one, we hope for some more surprising premieres leading up until then.
The Sandman is now streaming on Netflix.