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Gaiman’s Sandman Netflix Adaptation: What We Know So Far

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Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel Sandman would be coming to the screens after Netflix gained Gaiman’s nod. Tom Sturridge would play the Sandman. His costars included Gwendoline Christie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, and Jenna Coleman. Boyd Holbrook, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Joey Richardson, Kyo Ra, Razane Jammal, and Vivienne Acheampong were some of the casts.

Since the announcement of the series’ adaptation, Netflix treated the fans with trailer and a behind-the-scenes clip. Netflix also dropped the series poster on September 5, 2021. It was also announced that the first season was set to have 11 episodes.

Gaiman confirmed on his tweet that the filming started last October 15, 2020. COVID-19 put a halt to the production though. And though fans had been clamoring for a 2021 premier, the likelier premier date would be early 2022.

Gaiman’s comic book series was published by DC comics. This was a story about Lord Morpheus, or Dream, who was imprisoned by a cult. After his escape from imprisonment, he had to go on a quest for the three tools he needed to have his powers back and restore the balance of his realm—the realm of imaginations, stories, and dreams. Along his journey, he met different historical and fictional characters, and even descended to hell.

This epic, that had its first issue in 1989, was hailed by Los Angeles Times as “the greatest epic in the history of comic books.” This series’ artist included Sam Keith, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel, Bryan Talbot, and Michael Zulli.

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