'Sandman' Creators Tease Season 2, Say Fans 'Not Prepared' For What's Next

Fans of The Sandman screen adaptation "are not prepared" for what its makers are planning to do next, showrunner Allan Heinberg and original creator Neil Gaiman have told Newsweek.

The show, which landed on Netflix on August 5, follows Dream of the Endless (Tom Sturridge), who is imprisoned by human Roderick Burgess (Charles Dance) for 100 years and then has to rebuild his realm, find his tools and undo the damage done while he was in captivity.

The show is based on Gaiman's 10-volume comic book series of the same name. Season 1 depicts events in the first two volumes, "Preludes & Nocturnes" and "The Doll's House."

'The Sandman' Creators Tease Season 2, Say Fans Are 'Not Prepared' For What's Next

Tom Sturridge as Dream in "The Sandman." The actor told Newsweek which volume of Neil Gaiman's comic is his favorite.Netflix

Asked about a second season, Heinberg told Newsweek that he and the creative team were already in the planning stages for a potential return.

"Yes, we've been having a lot of preliminary conversations in the hopes that we will get to Season 2, and we're very excited about what we would do in that eventuality," Heinberg said.

Gaiman joked: "Dream is going to open a restaurant and become a Mexican wrestler." Heinberg quipped that this would certainly be something "people aren't expecting" and Gaiman added: "It's going to take everybody by surprise."

Answering more seriously, the comic book's creator said: "Actually, no, we just carry on with this story. That's kind of marvellous that anybody who has seen Season 1 … when we tell them that Season 2 [is] going to begin with the big Lucifer-Morpheus rematch they get very excited.

"Little do they know what's going to happen and that they are simply not prepared for where it's gonna go."

Season 1 sticks closely to Gaiman's original plots, so fans of the comics should be able to guess what he means—but it's certainly not a development that viewers new to the story are likely to predict.

'The Sandman' Cast on Their Hopes for Season 2

The cast for Netflix's new fantasy show also weighed in on their hopes for a second season, with Sturridge telling Newsweek that he is certainly keen.

"I just want to tell you the story as it is in the novels," the 36-year-old said. "We really have no idea about a second season so, annoyingly, our ignorance is true. But I just want to continue telling this extraordinary story because it goes to such unbelievable places."

Which story from Gaiman's comics is he most interested in seeing on screen? The eighth volume, "Worlds' End." "When the couple go into the pub and it's like, the hinterland of mortality and they hear all of those amazing stories. That's my favorite, I want to watch that," he said.

Jenna Coleman, who plays Johanna Constantine and her ancestor of the same name in the series, was also enthusiastic about a second season: "I'd love to. Any day of the week I'd love to step into the wild psychedelic imagination of Neil Gaiman's mind—100 percent."

Kirby Howell-Baptiste, who appears as Dream's sibling Death, added that she'd "absolutely" want to be involved. Vanesu Samunyai also said she'd "love to come back" as Rose Walker if the story permitted.

Boyd Holbrook, who plays the Corinthian, added that he'd gladly see his character return, even if the villain's main arc is in the first season.

"We all had a blast. I think it was a great experience for everybody," Holbrook said. "We've got a great team of people, and there's just so much you can fabricate with this world so I don't think there's any reason why anyone can't come back. I think the Corinthian is reincarnated into a good guy so, yeah, who knows."

The Sandman is out on Netflix now

Gwendoline Christie, Tom Sturridge, Mason Alexander Park, Vanesu Samunyai and Razane Jammal in "The Sandman," which is out on Netflix now.