The Sandman, a horror/fantasy show on Netflix, raked in admirers throughout the month, clocked up an incredible number of viewing hours, and left most of its streaming competition in the dust. Despite this, supporters were right when Morpheus was finally announced for another season.
The visuals on the show were praised for taking us through time, across dimensions, through various realms of being, and down to the depths of hell. This is in contrast to the original comics, which allowed the various artists working with Gaiman to let their dark fantasies run wild.
Now, it appears that the concept artists for the show had similar freedom. The Netflix Geeked Twitter account has just posted some beautiful art from the Dreaming that might even surpass what was actually created.
The comics provide a decent roadmap for what's coming in season two. Dream and Nada's doomed romance (teased in season one), along with Morpheus' return to hell, and the debate over who should receive the key to its gates.
We anticipate it to flee the gates when it returns, and we can't wait to see how it deals with the Norse pantheon, and other deities visiting Morpheus' palace to argue for the "most desirable plot of psychic real estate" in all its creation.
There are also suggestions of a spinoff program centered around Jenna Coleman's Johanna Constantine. HBO's version has been canceled, so for fans of the occult detective the future is looking female.