Neil Gaiman reveals planning underway for The Sandman season 2
Fans have been anxiously waiting for more news on the upcoming series adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel series The Sandman and while we haven’t even heard who will be portraying the title character, creator Neil Gaiman has revealed plans are already underway for a second season.
In an interview with Radio Times, Gaiman, who is co-creating the series alongside showrunner Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman) and David S. Goyer (Terminator: Dark Fate), revealed that development is running smoothly on the 11-episode first season and it’s not stopping there.
“There are three of us, showrunner Heinberg, Goyer and me, and we’ve just finished writing the first episode, and plotting and breaking down the first two seasons, so we’ll see what happens next,” Gaiman said.
There have been countless attempts to turn the seminal Sandman comics into live-action adaptations before, dating back into the 90s when the series began. Recently Joseph Gordon-Levitt was attached to star in and direct a feature film adaptation at WB’s New Line Cinema before that version failed to materialize.
Sandman, which launched DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. Gaiman’s worlds-within-worlds weaved an episodic anthology, focusing on the allegorical character of Dream and his brothers and sisters, known as the Endless (Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny).
The Sandman series adaptation marks another high-profile comic adaptation for Netflix, which already has Dark Horse’s Umbrella Academy in production on a second season along with many Mark Millar works like The Magic Order & Jupiter’s Legacy.
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