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How Should The Sandman Season 2 Adapt One Of The Comic’s Trickiest Storylines?

This post contains spoilers for the first five volumes of the “Sandman” comics, and will most likely spoil events for the upcoming second season of the show.

It’s going to be a while before season 2 of “The Sandman” drops on Netflix, which means we’ve got plenty of time to speculate on what’s going to happen. For fans of the comics, we’ve already got a pretty good idea: we’re definitely going to see the events of “Season of Mists” adapted on-screen, which is bound to be a fun time. We’ll get to meet Delirium and Destiny, we’ll get to watch as demons escape into the mortal world, and we’ll get to see Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer start her own piano bar in Los Angeles. It’s gonna be a good time.

What’s less certain is the adaptation of “A Game of You.” Although we’re sure the show has no plans of skipping this fifth volume of the comics altogether, we’re not sure about the “when” and “how” of it all. Based on season 1, the safe bet is that season 2 will spend its first half adapting “Season of Mists,” have an episode in between that covers some one-off stories from “Dream County” and “Fables and Reflections,” and then spend the second half covering “A Game of You.”

The problem is that this would make a somewhat lopsided season. “Season of Mists” is a sprawling, epic adventure story, whereas “A Game of You” is a lot more confined. It would seem weird to start the season off with a storyline where the universe is at stake, and then spend the final few episodes on a small-scale plot centered around a handful of mostly new, one-off characters.

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