The Sandman Season 2 Netflix Release Date: Here's What We Know

The Sandman Season 2 Netflix Release Date: Here's What We Know
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Season 2 is a lot closer than we thought!


  • The Sandman Season 2 is now in active production.
  • Details about the cast and upcoming events have been revealed.
  • The new season will be released next year.

Given their history of production hiccups, one could devote an entire book to the live-action adaptations of Neil Gaiman's work. The author's work is undeniably complex, his characters are multilayered, and his worlds are intricate and vibrant, all of which present considerable challenges for studios and actors alike.

However, shows like The Sandman and Good Omens have proven that adaptations, especially those where Gaiman has creative control, can be quite successful, attracting both longtime book fans and new audiences. And now, more and more intriguing information about The Sandman Season 2 has begun to emerge.

Let's find out when and what to expect overall, as well as what's new in The Sandman Season 2.

The Production Status of the Second Season

Following the release of the first season, the show received critical and audience acclaim for its fidelity to the graphic novel, compelling story, impressive visual effects, and strong performances. Consequently, after the high ratings of Season 1, fans were quick to anticipate news of the next season.

And they were not wrong. Writing for Season 2 began in August 2022, and in November of that year, Netflix officially confirmed the series' renewal. Filming began in June 2023, but less than a month later a SAG-AFTRA strike broke out, halting production on the series indefinitely.

Fortunately, with the Hollywood labor disputes over, the crew and cast returned to filming at the end of November 2023, which is scheduled to run through August 31, 2024.

Old and New Cast Members in Season 2

At the same time, information has begun to emerge about which cast members will be returning for the new season and which new characters will be introduced. The list of returning cast members can be found below:

  • Tom Sturridge as Dream
  • Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne
  • Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven
  • Mark Hamill as Mervyn
  • Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain
  • Asim Chaudhry as Abel
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
  • Donna Preston as Despair
  • Mason Alexander Park as Desire

The names of the new cast members are also known:

  • Esme Creed-Miles as Delirium
  • Barry Sloane as Destruction
  • Adrian Lester as Destiny
  • Indya Moore as Wanda
  • Garry Cooper as Hades
  • Ruairi O’Connor as Orpheus
  • Daphne Alexander as Bromie
  • Jordan Adene as Donnie Capax
  • Paul Brennen as Captain Carnot
  • Freddie Fox as Loki
  • Gavin Spokes as Jeremy
  • Kayode Akinyemi as Kris
  • Daniel Hoffmann-Gill as Guillaume
  • Tafline Steen as Xantho

The series will also star Wil Coban, Andre Flynn, Joel Burman, Amber Rose Revah and Charlotte Bate in roles to be announced.

What to Expect from The Sandman Season 2

'It gives me unbelievable pleasure to say that, working with Netflix and Warner Bros., Allan Heinberg, David Goyer and I will be bringing even more of The Sandman stories to life. 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…' Gaiman announced when Season 2 got renewed.

Based on this, and the fact that characters such as Morpheus' siblings Delirium, Destruction, and Destiny will appear in the series, as well as the trans woman Wanda, who will have a strong connection to Dream and Delirium, we can assume that the series will immediately follow the events of the eleventh episode, which adapted the events of Dreamland.

So we should expect an adaptation of Brief Lives and Seasons of Mists in the new episodes. In addition, it has been revealed that the new season will consist of 12 episodes, and some leaked tie-ins, such as The Song of Orpheus, suggest that comic book spin-offs will also be covered.

Given the current state of production and the upcoming post-production phase, The Sandman Season 2 should be expected in mid-2025.

Source: Netflix.