The Sandman creator Neil Gaiman finally addresses season 2 rumors

The Sandman has been a hit with Netflix viewers, but will it be renewed for season 2?

The Sandman on Netflix
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Netflix's The Sandman has been a huge hit, with viewers eager to see whether a second season of the show will be on the cards.

Today, The Sandman's creator, Neil Gaiman, has shared some disappointing news on Twitter, after a fan tweeted about the possibility of a second season.

A fan of Netflix's The Sandman tweeted a, "Neil, it's more than lived up to expectations, thank you. With all the talk of it being a top-streamed show all over for the past two+ weeks, I don't understand why S2 is even a question." 

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To which the showrunner replied, "Because Sandman is a really expensive show. And for Netflix to release the money to let us make another season we have to perform incredibly well.

"So yes, we've been the top show in the world for the last two weeks. That still may not be enough."

Fans were quick to share their own theories on season two, with one writing, "I imagine it's a cashflow question because Netflix couldn't imagine their existing subscriber base shrinking when they cancelled a bunch of good programming and when new subscribers # were down two quarters in a row they doubled down & cancelled another slew of programmes."

Another said, "Times have changed. Netflix should think mainly about all subscribers it won’t lose because of a new series like Sandman and start working on Season Two asap."

Based on Neil Gaiman’s 1989 comic series of the same name, this Netflix original series is a chilling fantasy drama, telling the story of Morpheus, the king of Dreams, and his quest to restore order to his kingdom of the Dreaming after 106 years of captivity. 

Alongside the success of The Sandman, Netflix has been serving up a stellar lineup lately, from the mystery surrounding Keep Breathing's ending to Virgin River Season 4.

There are ten one-hour episodes of The Sandman on Netflix, which are available for streaming now.

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