Neil Gaiman hints at The Sandman TV spin-off starring Jenna Coleman

Neil Gaiman’s long-awaited Netflix adaptation The Sandman has proved popular with an average of  8/10 ratings treat since it was added to the streamer last week – and there’s some good news for fans already eager for further episodes.

Not only has showrunner Allan Heinberg already outlined that he is “ready to go” for a potential second season, but Gaiman himself has teased that a number of spin-offs could be on the cards as well starring Jenna Coleman who is best known for her BAFTA-nominated performance as Clara in Doctor Who

Specifically, the revered author has revealed that a separate series focusing on Jenna Coleman’s character Johanna Constantine could be a goer at some point in the future.

“Anybody who has seen The Sandman episode 3 has sidled over to us at some point or other in the last six months and said, ‘Do you think there’s any possibility that we could do a Johanna Constantine show with Jenna Coleman?'”

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“And, oh my God, she’s a star and you just want to see her going through battling demons and destroying other people’s lives. So that’s in there, too. We can keep going on this for a long time to come.”

And Gaiman isn’t alone in hoping to do more with Coleman’s character. In a separate interview with Rolling Stone, Heinberg teased that “We’d love to do more Johanna Constantine in the present.”

The character is based on the DC Comics character John Constantine – who has previously been portrayed in live-action by both Keanu Reeves and Matt Ryan – and is an occult detective known for investigating all manner of paranormal disturbances from hauntings to exorcisms.

And Coleman actually plays two different versions of the character in the series – one of them based in the modern day, and the other an identical eighteenth-century ancestor.

The Sandman is streaming on Netflix now.

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