Neil Gaiman Posts Netflix’s The Sandman Season 2 Complication

With Netflix’s data harvesting done, The Sandman author Neil Gaiman explains why the streaming giant still hasn’t given Season 2 a go. Apparently, the service pays closer attention to binge-watching activities for its titles rather than spread-out viewing. For certain series, there are those among subscriber population who prefer to savor each episode. Thus they end up finishing it weeks after the show began to stream.

Neil Gaiman tweets that the unique subscriber behavior towards The Sandman is delaying if not complicating the Season 2 decision.

Neil Gaiman Posts Netflix’s The Sandman Season 2 Complication

Still, there series has prevailing positive response from critics and viewers. In fact, the series scores 87% on the Tomatometer with 80% Audience Score from 4467 user ratings. The Critics Consensus state:

While it may hold few surprises for fans of the source material, The Sandman’s first season satisfyingly adapts an allegedly unfilmable classic.

But despite this, The Sandman still has yet to receive the Season 2 green light. Admittedly, there are certain feedbacks that also reflect disappointment towards the series. They also say that the changes made from the comics made the series too “woke” for some viewers’ taste. Nevertheless, many loved the delivery and interpretation of the entire season. Further, the bonus episode of Calliope and Dream of a Thousand Cats remain in social media conversations even to this day. Many cite episode 6 The Sound of Her Wings as the best of the season as well.

Neil Gaiman Posts Netflix’s The Sandman Season 2 Complication

Neil Gaiman Posts The Sandman 2 Complication

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Many commend Tom Sturridge’s portrayal of Morpheus also known as Dream of the Endless. Also, performances of Ferdinand Kingsley as Hob Gadling,  Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar and Mason Alexander Park as Desire, all left an indelible mark on the viewers.

The complicated way in which Netflix decides which goes on for a follow up season perhaps will only just need a bit more time. Since the data gathered will not be similar to binge-watched series, The Sandman may actually be a precedence for other series to be assessed in the future. Bottomline, as long as they haven’t decided on a Season 2, they also haven’t decided to cancel the series altogether.

And that is a good thing for our dreams.


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