Deadline reports that Netflix is bringing back the Sandman comic book adaptation after various conflicting rumors began to appear online.
The Sandman series, which launched in early August, was watched for 69.5 million hours in its first week, doubled that number to 127.5 million in its second week, scored 77.2 million in its third week and received 53.8 million in its fourth week.
Confirmation of the renewal follows a random leak on DC Comics’ Twitter page. The now-deleted tweet says:
“The dream continues. [The Sandman] will return with new episodes based on multiple volumes of the Neil Gaiman graphic novel to explore even more stories of the Endless”
This comes after rumors of the show’s cancellation started spreading on social media.
The 10-episode series, based on Gaiman’s comic book series of the same name, follows Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), the personification of dreams and one of the seven Endless, as he is captured during an occult ritual in 1916. After 106 years of imprisonment, Morpheus escapes and sets out to restore order in his kingdom, Dreaming.
In August, a surprise bonus episode featuring stories from Neil Gaiman’s graphic novels Dream of a Thousand Cats and Calliope was released.