Will The Sandman be canceled or renewed by Netflix? Neil Gaiman explains here

Will The Sandman be canceled or renewed by Netflix? Neil Gaiman explains here ...

Fans have expressed concern about whether Season 2 of The Sandman will be canceled or if it will be canceled and returning to The Dreaming. Netflix has been shockingly silent on the topic, though it''s been more than six weeks since the show premiered.

Luckily, for fans of the legendary DC Comics series, executive producer Neil Gaiman isn''t as silent as Netflix. In a recent tweet (opens in new tab) Gaiman detailed why The Sandman hasn''t been picked up for a second season: Youe not watching it.

Or plummet, you are not viewing it as long as Netflix wants.

Sandman Season 1 has dropped on Aug 5th. Quite a few people are not binge-watching it, but spreading it out, leaving episodes to sink in before watching the next. It''s important to keep the data ahead of time, so it''s unlikely to make decisions about it sooner. https://t.co/T69cV45r7WSeptember 21, 2022

Netflix is known for its full-season binge strategy. Even in Stranger Things Season 4, which split the whole season into two volumes, these were just mini-seasons that Netflix anticipated.

Fans of The Sandman are assuming the series is going public rather than binge-watching it. This information is apparently what has made Netflix so hesitant to pick up the seemingly successful series.

In our early coverage of The Sandman, we discussed this theme. Even after one episode, it felt odd that Netflix would want viewers to binge The Sandman. The series is deep and gives you some hope for what might be discussed next chapter, or in this case, episode. So, it''s not much of a surprise that viewers are wanting to enjoy it as much as we did.

The Sandman: Critical and audience response

The Sandman has been a hit by the most notable metrics. According to the Netflix Global Top 10 (opens in a new tab) the show has been one of Netflix''s top TV shows since its August 5 debut. It was the no. 1 show for the first three weeks it was out, and has yet to leave the Top 10. So, even if fans are not bingeing the episodes, it appears they are certain.

The comic book adaptation was a key event out of the gate. It started with 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, a number that has since increased to 88%, and a "Certified Fresh" rating (opens in a new tab).

One of the reviews also demonstrates Netflix''s concerns with the show. According to Steve Murray of ArtsATL (opens in new tab) the lavish, 10-episode Netflix version is a good example of Gaiman''s strengths and weaknesses... although I enjoy it, I dont feel rushed to finish the line. The atmosphere and the immersion are often better than the payoff in Gaimans stuff. Yet another example of people simply refusing to binge the show.

Audiences are equally positive about the show, although they are a bit down on it compared to critics. Right now, the audience score is 80%, but it is still pretty high. At first glance, audiences may expect a bit more paced, although others might say it more bingeable.

The Sandman season 2: Outlook

It would be a shame for Netflix to throw away a critically liked, commercially successful comic book adaptation that separates itself from some of the most recent stalled Marvel fare. Additionally, Netflix was involved in a $15 million per episode, so it would be odd to just write that off unless it was a stalwart disaster.

For the time being, we and Gaiman will be left waiting for what Netflix will offer. Luckily, there are a slew of other shows to watch on Netflix, including Fate: The Winx Saga: Season 2 and the Return of The Great British Baking Show.