Neil Gaiman revealed that he can bring The Sandman over to another platform if Netflix doesn’t renew it for Season 2.
Netflix‘s new original series The Sandman premiered earlier this month, and has since gone on to become one of the streaming service’s most popular titles in all of August. The series, which is based on Neil Gaiman‘s comic book series of the same name, recently dropped a two-part bonus episode, and continues to enjoy high streaming numbers.
However, the strong ratings for The Sandman may not guarantee a Season 2 from Netflix. Neil Gaiman tweeted that even though it’s been topping the charts worldwide, due to expenses, it may not be enough for a renewal on the streaming service:
Yet, there’s still hope beyond Netflix.
A fan went on to ask Neil Gaiman if he can still bring The Sandman to another streaming platform if Netflix decides not to renew it for Season 2, to which he confirmed that despite him not owning the rights, DC Comics and Warner Bros. can bring it over to other services such as Amazon Prime, HBO Max or Apple TV+:
Here is the synopsis for Netflix’s The Sandman:
There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.
The Netflix series stars Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jenna Coleman, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, and Mark Hamill.
Wonder Woman co-writer Allan Heinberg serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer on Sandman. In addition to their duties as writers, Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer are also on board as executive producers.
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