The Lord of Dreams will be back for a follow-up season at some point in the near future.
The sprawling fantasy series that is 'The Sandman' has officially been commissioned for more episodes on Netflix, original creator Neil Gaiman said in a statement.
The ten-episode (and a two-parter bonus episode) series dropped in August to overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and viewers, which predominantly followed the story of Tom Sturridge's Lord Morpheus AKA Dream, who awakens after over 100 years to track down his lost/stolen possessions. He crosses paths with a number of interesting characters, including Gwendoline Christie's Lucifer Morningstar and Kirby Howell-Baptiste's Death.
Gaiman revealed the positive news of the renewal on Twitter, writing in a blog post on his website: "The rumours are true. Well, the good ones are, anyway. Netflix is delighted and thrilled that so many of you, all over the world, have been watching and loving Sandman, which means that the thing we were all hoping would happen...?
Gaiman also answered some questions in an interview with Netflix, teasing what's next for The Lord of Dreams: "The new episodes of the series will dive into that conflict [Dream vs. Lucifer] and continue to explore the many challenges facing the universe in the wake of Morpheus’ century-long absence.
"There are some astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus and the rest of them (not to mention more members of the Endless Family to meet). Nobody is going to be happier about this than 'The Sandman' cast and crew: They are the biggest Sandman fans there are. And now it’s time to get back to work. There’s a family meal ahead, after all. And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to Hell…"
He also revealed that profile pictures featuring some of the cast of 'The Sandman' have been added to Netflix right now too.
To be honest, we (and a lot of the fandom) weren't sure if 'The Sandman' would more episodes on Netflix. Although it proved to be popular when it was released back in August, climbing Netflix's Top 10 charts across the world, the series was still an expensive risk for the streamer. Plus, Gaiman said that strong viewing figures "still may not be enough" for Netflix to release money for a follow-up season. He was probably worried the series might share the same fate as his cancelled Prime Video series 'American Gods'.