Neil Gaiman Explains Why Netflix Hasn’t Renewed The Sandman For Season 2 Yet

by Netflix The sand man only debuted earlier this month, but fans of the show, based on the comics written by Neil Gaiman, were already eagerly awaiting the news that a second season of the show was in the works. So far, that announcement has yet to come and now Gaiman explains why – while encouraging fans on what they can do to help encourage the streamer to renew. On Saturday, Gaiman wrote on Twitter that The sand man is a “very expensive show” to make and that the existing season must perform well to be considered for renewal.

“Because Sand seller is a very expensive show,” Gaiman wrote in response to a fan who said he couldn’t understand why there was a question about whether there would be a second season. “And for Netflix to release the money to allow us to have another season we have to perform incredibly well. So yeah, we’ve been the best show in the world for the last two weeks. It may not be enough yet.”

Hearing for The sand man has been fairly stable since its inception. The first three days of the show’s debut streamed for over 69.48 million hours to all Netflix subscribers, then the second week of The sand man seen the numbers nearly double. The series briefly dropped from the number 1 spot on the streamer due to the new season of Never Have I ever and a new limited series, Echoes, but the recent release of a surprise bonus episode pushed it back to the top. first place.

Gaiman in another post on Twitter encouraged fans to watch the series to help with its chances of being renewed.

“If we get a second season,” he wrote when a fan asked about a particular story chapter coming to the show in the future. “(Please encourage all your friends to watch Sand seller. Encourage all your friends who have started watching Sand seller but i was distracted by life to finish watching Sand seller.)”

Netflix’s synopsis for The sand man reads: “There is another world that awaits us all when we close our eyes and sleep – a place called the Dream, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives form to all our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence triggers a series of events that will forever change the worlds of dream and waking. To restore order, Dream must travel through different worlds and timelines to fix mistakes. it’s been done over its vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and encountering new entities – both cosmic and human – along the way.”

The sand man is now streaming on Netflix.