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The Sandman season 2 release date speculation, cast, plot, and news

Here are all the must-know details on The Sandman season 2 release date, as well as everything else we know about Dream's looming battles.

When is The Sandman season 2 release date? Netflix has done the impossible and adapted Neil Gaiman’s Sandman for the small screen. It’s taken a long time, but the work is done, and the show is shockingly good.

The Sandman tells the story of Dream — the personification of dreams and imagination — who, after being sealed away for centuries, must put an end to the chaos that has seemingly overtaken the world. We loved the first season of Sandman (read our Sandman review here) and consider it one of the best Netflix series in years. But what’s next for the lord of Nightmares? Well here’s everything you need to know about one of the best fantasy series ever ahead.

The Sandman season 2 release date speculation

The Sandman season 2 will likely be released in mid to late 2024. 

The Sandman season 2 was officially announced in November 2022, and filming got underway in the summer of 2023. Unfortunately, production was shut down due to the industry strikes and didn’t start again until November 29, 2023.

“This week, we officially restart production on the next sequence of stories of The Sandman for Netflix,” Gaiman wrote in an open letter [Via Netflix] celebrating the resumption of filming. “Genius showrunner Allan Heinberg and the countless people in front of and behind the camera are building something endlessly special and bringing these stories to life in a way that would once have been unimaginable.

“A journey is beginning that will take us from Destiny’s garden to Hell, from the Heart of the Dreaming to Ancient Greece and revolutionary France, and from there to places even I cannot quite imagine on the screen,” he continued. “I will be patient. Good things are coming.”

The Sandman season 2 reelase date: Morpheus puts on his helmet

Who’s in The Sandman season 2 cast?

The Sandman season 2 cast includes Tom Sturridge, Vivienne Acheampong, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Patton Oswalt, and Mark Hamill. Unfortunately, Boyd Holbrook’s Corinthian won’t be back, this season at least.

As Lucifer plays such a significant role in Season of Mists, Gwendoline Christie should be getting a call, as well as Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, and Donna Preston, who play Death, Desire, and Despair, respectively.

Who’s likely to be in The Sandman season 2 cast list?

  • Tom Sturridge as Dream
  • Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar
  • Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne
  • Asim Chaudhry as Abel
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain
  • Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven
  • Mark Hamill as Mervy
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
  • Mason Alexander Park as Desire
  • Donna Preston as Despair
  • Lenny Henry as Martin Tenbone
  • Deborah Oyelade as Nada

A few new faces who will need casting include Dream’s other siblings, Destiny and Delirium, who appear in Season of Mists, and a few more important faces like Thessaly. That’s everything we know about The Sandman cast for now.

The Sandman season 2 release date: Tom Sturridge as Dream and Vivienne Acheampong asLucienne

What will The Sandman season 2 be about?

The Sandman season 2 will follow the Season of Mists and A Game of You comic storylines. The first of these stories has Dream return to Hell to free his former lover, Nada, only to discover Lucifer has abandoned their responsibilities.

The Sandman season 2 release date: Tom Sturridge as Dream and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death

Dream is then given the key to Hell and must deal with the political machinations of those who seek to claim ownership over the realm of the damned. Similarly, the seeds have also been planted for A Game of You.

A Game of You deals with Barbie — Rose’s old housemate — who travels across the Dreaming to deal with a powerful being known as the Cuckoo, encountering Dream along the way. Recent comments made by Gaiman seem to confirm we’ll be meeting more of Dream’s siblings as well, particularly Delirium.

The Sandman season 2 release date: Tom Sturridge as Dream

Is there a trailer for The Sandman season 2?

There’s no trailer for The Sandman season 2 just yet, but we expect one to drop in 2024.

We already know that filming began before the strikes kicked in, and began again in November 2023, so there should be some footage to share very soon. With that in mind, we’ll keep an eye out for any teasers or first looks, so be sure to check back.

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Where can I watch The Sandman season 2?

The Sandman is a Netflix original series, so you can catch season 2 on there when the time comes.

This is also where the first season lives. There are plenty of great otherworldly stories on Netflix to come, like Stranger Things season 5 and The Witcher season 4, so it’s a good time to make sure you’re signed up to the streamer!

Tom Sturridge as Dream Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar

How many episodes will there be in The Sandman season 2?

It’s likely that The Sandman will be ten episodes long like the first series, but that’s unconfirmed at the moment.

If you prefer your comic book adaptations a bit more traditional, check out our list of the best superhero movies and our guide to everything new on Netflix.

For new movies, here is our list of the 2023 movies, and we have individual articles for even further into the future, all about the Dune 2 release date and Deadpool 3.

If you’re looking for more great fantasy shows, we have guides to the House of the Dragon season 2 release date and The Rings of Power season 2 release date. Finally, check out our list of the best TV series ever made for more great shows.