Season 1 Of Sandman On Netflix Wrapped Filming, Still No Release Date
When it comes to comics adaptations, Netflix is the home for the stranger variety of stories. From Jupiter’s Legacy to Sweet Tooth, the comics fare they go for is not the typical superhero saga, good though those are. One of the most anticipated adaptations, at least for your humble correspondent, is Sandman on Netflix, and season 1 finished filming. Naturally, the pandemic and the lockdown delayed all sorts of projects. First announced two years ago in summer 2019, the series has taken a long time to get to even this point. Filming began after the pandemic began, in the fall and before the vaccines were available. Since then, we’ve heard a little more than which actors Sandman cast in which roles. And that information drought seems like it will continue.
Thankfully, Dream of the Endless was created by a very online writer, who often answers fans questions. Taking to his Tumblr account, Gaiman revealed that Sandman season 1 wrapped filming and the score is all but completed. Still, the visual effects need to be completed and that is a time-consuming process. Given how literally cosmic Sandman can be, one imagines that Netflix wants to make sure to get the VFX right. Sandman is a series that takes full advantage of its medium, effectively showcasing the vast grandeur of divine realms.
Gaiman says, via Tumblr:
“Well, we’ve finished principal photography on Season 1, and now we all have to be patient while the VFX and suchlike are done, music is written and recorded, and so on. No, I don’t know any release dates, or even when the trailer will be released.
“It feels like Sandman. I don’t know if that means that people who watch TV will like it – although I hope they will – but I suspect that if you like Sandman and you want to see it on the screen, then you’ll like this. (I also think Tom Sturridge will be a star after season one of Sandman drops.)”
Image via screenshot
With season 1 filming complete, Sandman could possibly be ready to debut by the end of 2021. Yet, that would be an almost breakneck pace, but Netflix is feeling a bit of a content drought. Part of the reason Masters of the Universe: Revelation was split in half is because they needed to put out something new. This is also why the final season of Lucifer is coming so quickly. With the lockdown, they are running out of new things to debut. So, my money is on them releasing it sooner rather than later, meaning Spring or early Summer 2022.
Sandman, an audiobook version of the comic story, is currently available on Audible.
What do you think? When do you think we’ll see Sandman season 1 on Netflix now that filming is over? Share your thoughts, hopes for the series, and favorite Dream stories in the comments below.
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Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. The first books he read on his own were comics, and he's loved the medium ever since. He is the greatest star-pilot in the galaxy, a cunning warrior, and a good friend. His book "What I Learned: Stories, Essays, and More" is available in print from Amazon and from all electronic booksellers.