Despite its critical and commercial success, there was an unexpected question mark hovering around the future of the series The Sandman. Fortunately, for fans, Netflix has now confirmed that it will be back for a second season.
With five-star reviews and a chart-topping commercial performance, a second season seemed forgone from the outside, but with a bill of $15 million per episode, the show really needs everything going for it to make it worthwhile.
As Neil Gaiman explained a few months back: “We’ve been the top show in the world for the last two weeks. That may not be enough. They are looking at ‘completion rates’. So people watching it at their own pace don’t show up.”
In other words, the Netflix algorithms flag up concerns that many of the viewers that the show has amassed might not tune in to season two because they are yet to finish season one.
Fans since seem to have pushed the show over the line. DC Comics broke the news announcing: “The dream continues. [The Sandman] will return with new episodes based on multiple volumes of the Neil Gaiman graphic novel to explore even more stories of the Endless.”
As of yet, no further details have been announced, however, with peak viewing figures of 127.5 million hours in its second week, Netflix will be keen to get the show back on the road soon enough.