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Neil Gaiman hints at The Sandman spin-off with Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine

"She’s a star and you just want to see her going through battling demons and destroying other people’s lives."

Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine in The Sandman.
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Published: Tuesday, 9th August 2022 at 12:17 pm
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The long-awaited Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman has gone down a treat since it was added to the streamer last week – and there's some good news for fans already eager for further episodes.

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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.

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?'" he told Variety in a recent interview.

"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."

Jenna Coleman and Tom Sturridge in The Sandman
Jenna Coleman and Tom Sturridge in The Sandman. Netflix

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. Check out more of our Fantasy coverage or visit our TV Guide to find out what's on tonight.

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