The Sandman Season 2 is still uncertain according to Neil Gaiman

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Dreams don’t always have a habit of coming true, especially when it comes to Netflix giving the green light to people’s favorite shows. While many fans assumed that The Sandman Season 2 is a lock, the Master of the Dreaming himself, Neil Gaiman, says otherwise.

Gaiman posted a cryptic tweet to his Twitter account on Friday, referencing a bonus episode for the first season that’s available to watch now. Before Gaiman revealed the nature of his mysterious message, a fan asked if he was confirming a Season 2 pick-up for the series. Unfortunately, Gaiman says the future of The Sandman is uncertain, and Netflix is playing a game of wait-and-see before opening their wallet for another journey into the Dreaming.

According to Gaiman, Netflix wants to see how The Sandman performs throughout August before committing to The Sandman Season 2. You know what this means, don’t you? It’s up to us to watch The Sandman as often as humanly possible. Invite friends over for a marathon! Leave the show running in the background while you do chores around the house. Sing its praises on social media and bring it to people’s attention. We have options!

While the fate of The Sandman remains uncertain, fans have a new episode of the series to enjoy. Here are the official details for the newest episode of the series:

Directed by Hisko Hulsing, A Dream of a Thousand Cats is the animated portion and stars Tom Sturridge in his leading Sandman role as Dream, as well as a guest voice cast members including Sandra Oh as The Prophet, Rosie Day as The Tabby Kitten, David Gyasi as The Grey Cat, Joe Lycett as The Black Cat, Gaiman himself as Crow/Skull Bird, James McAvoy as Golden-Haired Man, David Tennant as Don, Georgia Tennant as Laura Lynn, Michael Sheen as Paul, Anna Lundberg as Marion, Nonso Anozie as Wyvern, Diane Morgan as Gryphon, and Tom Wu as Hippogriff.

The live-action story Calliope, directed by Louise Hooper, features Sturridge along with guest stars Melissanthi Mahut as Calliope, Arthur Darvill as Richard Madoc, Nina Wadia as Fate Mother, Souad Faress as Fate Crone, Dinita Gohil as Fate Maiden, Kevin Harvey as Larry, Amita Suman as Nora, and Derek Jacobi as Erasmus Fry.

Listen, Netflix. I don’t ask for much. The Sandman is my favorite television series in years, and I need another season. I need lots of seasons. I know the show is expensive, but if you play your cards right, this could be your Game of Thrones. Are you picking up what I’m putting down? The Sandman is epic, emotional, and, most importantly, unlike anything on TV right now. Do you want to squander the opportunity to continue something great? I know you’ve hit a rough patch and need to be careful about where you put your money, but I’m telling you, The Sandman is something worth supporting. Don’t sleep on this chance at greatness.

Do you hope Netflix green lights The Sandman Season 2? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Twitter

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.