Netflix is considering releasing new episodes of The Sandman in batches

The Sandman. (L to R) Tom Sturridge as Dream, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker in episode 108 of The Sandman. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022
The Sandman. (L to R) Tom Sturridge as Dream, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker in episode 108 of The Sandman. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022 /

Now that The Sandman has been renewed for more episodes, everyone’s wondering when those new episodes will be released. Since The Sandman is a special effects-heavy show, it’ll likely be a while before we see its return. But fortunately, news is constantly coming out about what to expect with the new episodes to hold us over.

At Brazil’s 2022 Comic Con Experience, Neil Gaiman revealed a new character that will be introduced in the new episodes. Delirium, one of the Endless, will be joining the rest of her siblings. However, no one has been cast in the role yet. Although a cast list is being kept under wraps at the moment, we can probably expect the return of Dream (Tom Sturridge), Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), Desire (Mason Alexander Park), and Despair (Donna Preston). Gaiman did say that there’s a family meal ahead with the Endless, so maybe Destiny and Destruction will be in attendance as well. We can only hope!

The latest news to come out about The Sandman is that the new episodes may be released in batches instead of all at once. This isn’t shocking because Netflix seems to be doing this a lot with its shows lately, like Stranger ThingsManifestFirefly Lane and You. We shared what Netflix had to say about this matter below.

The Sandman’s new episodes may be released in batches

Netflix’s head of UCAN scripted TV, Peter Friedlander, spoke with Variety and said the streaming giant is considering releasing the new episodes in sets. However, he didn’t specify how many sets they would possibly do, nor did he share an episode count for each set. I guess it isn’t really surprising that he didn’t share this information because we still don’t know the total episode count.

Friedlander said, “Everything’s on the table when it comes to ‘Sandman.’ It’s an innovative show.” He also mentions that some decisions haven’t been made yet. So, if you’re not a fan of the batch approach, it might not even happen. Overall, it looks like everything on The Sandman front is hush-hush at the moment.

The Sandman season 1 consisted of 10 episodes, with an additional episode being released at a later date. Although a total episode count for the new episodes hasn’t been made public yet, we can probably expect at least 10 more episodes. I just can’t see The Sandman downsizing in episodes. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see what Netflix and the show’s creative team decide.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more news and coverage on The Sandman.

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