Many will be wondering why Netflix has not announced his decision on the future of ‘Sandman’. Its discreet debut led to doubts about its continuity, but its popularity went further, being the number 1 spoken series in English on the platform for three weeks and even today it holds in fifth position, So why hasn’t it been renewed yet?
Everything indicates that it is simply a matter of timing. It’s true that Netflix doesn’t mind announcing renewals at seemingly random times, but at other times it reserves it for special occasions. everything makes you think that this is what is happening with ‘Sandman’ and that its renewal will be announced on September 24 during a new Tudum. For example, it was at such an event last year that he confirmed ‘Sex Education’ season 4.
In favor of this possibility is the fact that Neil Gaman this much calmer than a few weeks ago, when he basically begged us to watch the full season as soon as possible to increase the chances that Netflix would decide to order a second season.
Since then we have had little news about the future of the series, which fueled the possibility that Netflix would end up canceling it. It wasn’t the most likely, but you have to remember that ‘Sandman’ costs a lot of money and that it is a production of Warner, so the platform could get tougher on whether or not to go ahead with it. After all, it has been successful, but it has been a long way from being among the most watched series in the entire history of Netflix.
It is true that there’s always the possibility that Netflix is playing dumb and will end up canceling it later -surely the fans of ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ still remember its painful cancellation after waiting a year for news about it-, but right now the fans of ‘Sandman’ should mark September 24 well on their agenda . If they don’t announce their renewal then we might have reason to worry.
Besides, it’s been a while since Allan Heinbergshowrunner of the series, began developing season 2, and just a few hours ago Ian Markiewicz, the visual effects supervisor for ‘Sandman’, stated that they were still working on it despite the lack of news. A priori, everything indicates that the announcement of the renewal is a simple procedure and that those involved in it, Gaiman included, simply cannot confirm anything.
Let’s not forget either Gaiman himself made it clear that the series could move to another platform or network if it is canceled, so really the most important thing is for Netflix to make a decision. If he renews it, great, but a cancellation wouldn’t necessarily be the end of it.