Fans have been waiting for a long time to hear that The Sandman will be back on Netflix.

The TV show that people called a “masterpiece” after the first episode aired earlier this year has been given the go-ahead to make a second season.

The TV show is based on a comic book that Neil Gaiman wrote, and the author is thrilled that the streaming giant will keep telling his story.

“Millions upon millions of people have welcomed and watched and loved The Sandman on Netflix, from established Sandman fans to people who were simply curious, and then became obsessed with the Lord of Dreams, his family and their goings-on,” Gaiman said in a statement.

“It gives me unbelievable pleasure to say that, working with Netflix and Warner Bros, [executive producers] Allan Heinberg, David Goyer and I will be bringing even more of The Sandman stories to life.

“There are some astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus and the rest of them (not to mention more members of the Endless Family to meet).

“Nobody is going to be happier about this than the Sandman cast and crew: they are the biggest Sandman fans there are.

“And now it’s time to get back to work.

We have to say, that sounds both very encouraging and a little bit scary.

The main character of this dark fantasy drama is Morpheus, who is also known as Dream and is played by Tom Sturridge. He is a cosmic being who is in charge of all dreams and who travels through different worlds and times to fix the mistakes he has made.

The Sandman is called “a rich mix of modern myth and dark fantasy in which modern fiction, historical drama, and legend are woven together in a seamless way.”

People who watched all of the episodes in order said it was a captivating story with a wide range of interesting characters and beautiful visuals.

In an interview with Empire, Gaiman said that his goal for the Netflix version was to make sure that each episode was interesting: “You watch Episode 1 and think, ‘Oh, I get this thing: it’s like Downton Abbey, but with magic.’

“Then you’ll be wondering, ‘What the hell is this?’ by Episode 2 when you’re meeting Gregory The Gargoyle in The Dreaming.

“Episode 5 is about as dark and traumatic as anything is ever gonna get, then you’ve got Episode 6, which is probably the most feel-good of all the episodes.”

Since Netflix hasn’t said anything about when season two of The Sandman will be available, we’ll have to hold our breath until we hear something.