This is turning out to be one hectic week. Following the announcement of plenty of geeky goodness coming out of Netflix’s Geeked Week, we now have more details about another highly anticipated series, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, that will debut on the streaming service.
As part of the festivities this week, Netflix promptly released a behind-the-scenes peek at what we can expect from The Sandman. With the help of creator Gaiman, he helps provide more context for fans about the dark fantasy series.
A DC comic, The Sandman brings together both dark fantasy and modern mythology in a potent package. The books focus on both people and places that are affected by the Dream King, Morpheus. His plans to mend all the cosmic and humans mistakes are going to come at a cost.
In the Netflix show, The Sandman will see the Dreaming come into play. It is “the place that we go when we close our eyes at night.” This is also the same realm where Morpheus (Tom Sturridge) rules.
“I’m someone who is an obsessive ‘Sandman’ fan, it’s an awesome responsibility because it’s something that is so beloved.”Tom Sturridge
Gwendoline Christie, who plays a gender-swapped Lucifer Morningstar, also shared her thoughts coming into this particular universe.
“I read the ‘Sandman’ graphic novels, so I knew that I simply had to be involved in this project because something truly unique was going to happen,” Christie explained. “The sets are vast, great amount of detail and care has been put into how it’s been brought to life.”
The sneak peek also showed off some interesting sets that have been brought to life. Gaiman was suitably impressed, and fans would likely feel the same way.
The Sandman on Netflix will also include Charles Dance, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Stephen Fry, and Patton Oswalt.
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