The Sandman Season 2 Gets Exciting Update From VFX Supervisor

The Sandman season 2 has not been renewed officially, but its positive reception and the potential to expand the storyline bode well for it. There is certainly still a lot of source material to be used, as Gaiman’s comic book series spans 75 issues. In addition to this, The Sandman enjoyed a lengthy stay on Netflix’s Top 10 list of most-watched TV shows. Its high praise and high viewership have even led to some fans demanding that Netflix renew the series.

We have a really wonderful framework for what we think season 2 looks like. Allan is still touching up scripts and reworking things, but we have an arc. Up until pretty recently, I think maybe even two weeks or so, Gary, our production designer, myself and Allan meet over lunch, and we will do a script over that meeting. It’s like, « Okay, let’s look at 201, » and we’ll do our breakdowns together, where we do page turns on 201, and we say, « Okay, what do we think? Where can we film this? Can we film this in a real space? If not, what do we need to build, if we need to build it? Are we building this as a physical set, or can it be a building as a virtual set or a combination thereof? Is it physical to a certain extent, and then digital beyond that? » Just trying to break each one down to be like, « What’s the most value for this, what’s the most sensible way that covers the need for what we need it to be? » That process is happening now, which is great, and it’s really fun and exciting to be able to sort of have season 1 and behind us to know what we feel worked there, things that we wanted to sort of finesse further, and how that impacts our approach for season 2.

Markiewicz’s statement isn’t a confirmation that The Sandman season 2 will happen. However, it confirms that if, or when, that renewal comes around, The Sandman crew will be ready to jump right in. The fact that there are solid plans for season 2, a story arc, and a fine-tuning process being employed, means that the crew is cautiously hopeful for a renewal. It also means that viewers can be hopeful for big things in season 2. Now that season 1 has passed, all The Sandman crew’s efforts are focused on season 2 and forming a solid plan to make it as valuable as possible.