‘Sandman’: Neil Gaiman Says Season 2 Is NOT Guaranteed Yet
Based on the iconic comic book saga created by Neil Gaiman, ‘Sandman‘ arrived in the catalog of Netflix in early August and took first place in the TOP 10 of the platform in 89 countries during its opening week.
However, it is still too early for the adaptation to be renewed for new seasons.
By sharing a tweet from Gaiman saying that “it would be awesome if there were more than 10 episodes”, one fan questioned:
“Does that mean you’re confirming a 2nd season?”
In response, Gaiman said regretted:
Not. There is still no word or decision from the Netflix about future seasons. They’ll want to see how we did in the first month before they commit. I mean something else.”
no. No word or decision from @netflix on Future Seasons. They will want to see how we do for the first month before committing. This is something else. https://t.co/nvWEO5xfiz
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) August 19, 2022
By the way, Gaiman refers to the surprise launch of another episode of the attraction.
The content is divided into two parts: an animation of ‘Dream of a Thousand Cats‘, based on the edit #18 from the comic, and a live-action adaptation of ‘calliope‘, from editing #17.
‘Dream of a Thousand Cats‘ is driven by Hisko Hulsingwho is known for his work on the lauded series ‘undone‘.
‘calyope‘ was in charge of Louise Hooperwho directed the final episode of the adaptation, titled ‘lost hearts‘, and has also worked on ‘The Witcher‘.
Both episodes feature the series’ protagonist, Tom Sturridge, like Morpheus.
The guest voice cast for ‘Dream of a Thousand Cats‘ includes Sandra Oh like The Prophet, Rosie Day like Spotted Kitty, David Gyasi like the Gray Cat, Joe Lycett like the Black Cat and Neil Gaiman like the crow.
“We strive to make the animated version of ‘A Dream of a Thousand Cats‘ as mesmerizing and hypnotic as possible, utilizing the magic of real oil paintings on canvas,” says Hulsing in a press release. “We’ve combined the paintings with classically drawn 2D animation based on realistic 3D animation of telepathic cats to create a travel world that feels both realistic and dreamy. Untold Studios in London created the breathtaking 3D animation of cats. The wonderful 2D animation, oil paintings and stylization were done in Submarine Studios in Amsterdam.”
Already ‘calliope‘ tells the story of a muse, lived by Melissanthi Mahutwhich has a complicated history with Morpheus.
In addition to Mahutthe cast brings Arthur Darvill like Richard Madoc, Nina Wadia as Mother of Destiny, Souad Faress as Elder of Fate, Dinita Gohil like Maiden of Fate, Kevin Harvey like Larry, Amita Suman like Nora and Derek Jacobi like Erasmus Fry.
‘sandman‘ is the most popular creation of Neil Gaiman and is centered on the mythical being Sonho, part of a group known as Os Perpétuos or Os Sem Fim. As its name implies, the protagonist of the comics reigns over the world of dreams. The plot begins when he escapes his captivity, which lasted 70 years, and finds his kingdom dilapidated in the present day.
Remember the trailer:
The cast still has Vivienne Acheapong (Lucienne), Boyd Holbrook (Corinthian), Charles Dance (Roderick Burgess), Asim Chaudhry (Abel), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Cain), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Death), Mason Alexander Park (Desire), Donna Preston (Despair), Jenna Coleman (Johanna Constantine), Niamh Walsh (Ethel Cripps) and Joely Richardson (Ethel).
Allan Heinberg (‘Wonder Woman’) is the showrunner of the series.
DC’s Vertigo comic book imprint originally published the series between 1989 and 1996, with several additional series arriving in 2009 and between 2013 and 2015.
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