Your favorite shows resuming is always great news, especially if you can get a behind-the-scenes look as an extra treat. Netflix has resumed production on The Sandman season 2 with a new BTS image (seen below). Filming had to be paused due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which concluded with new contracts, respectively.
The Sandman Season 2 BTS Pic Shows Positive Signs for Production
The news should be delightful for fans but also for readers of the comic book. It’s been announced that the show is resuming filming on the 35th anniversary of the DC comic created by Neil Gaiman. The writer penned a letter to fans about the comic’s birthday (via Variety).
We never know where our dreams will take us. 35 years ago today, the first issue of The Sandman was released and set many people and characters on paths that seemed, even at the time, so unlikely as to be impossible. Back then most comics featured superheroes. Sandman wasn’t that. It wasn’t like anything else, but magically (the magic consisting of hard work, youthful overconfidence, and some key people who believed in the vision) we were given the opportunity to tell the story I had in my head and bring Morpheus and the rest of the Endless to life.
A paragraph from Neil Gaiman’s letter to fans
Allan Heinberg serves as producer and showrunner of The Sandman and continues steering the ship for season 2. The author called the showrunner a “genius” in his letter and wrote that the crew and cast are “building something endlessly special.” With The Sandman BTS image, we get to see a little bit of what is being done to create these “special” new episodes.
After 35 years, the mastermind of the source material looked back on his creation. It was a time when comics were dominated by superheroes, so DC’s supernatural comic series stood out as something fresh for readers. Thirteen months after writing the first issue, it was released in comic shops in November 1988.
Back then, most comics featured superheroes. Sandman wasn’t that. It wasn’t like anything else, but magically (the magic consisting of hard work, youthful overconfidence, and some key people who believed in the vision), we were given the opportunity to tell the story I had in my head and bring Morpheus and the rest of the Endless to life. A little over 36 years ago, in October 1987, the worst storm in at least 500 years left my house without power and my family trapped in our little village by fallen trees, and I spent my time writing an outline for the first eight issues of Sandman.
Neil Gaiman’s letter to fans
The Sandman season 2 will see returning stars continue its story. Returning leads include Tom Sturridge as Dream, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, and Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne.
There is no release date for when we will get season 2 of The Sandman. As production resumes, things look positive, and we look forward to new updates on what’s to come.