Starring: Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry
Netflix and Warner Bros. TV held talks in July 2019 to discuss the future of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Deadline said. Shortly after, Netflix confirmed that the series had effectively been picked up, pushing the title out of the production limbo it had been in for over a decade.
Allan Heinberg, who has previously worked on Wonder Woman and Grey’s Anatomy, will act as both the creator and showrunner of The Sandman. Neil Gaiman, founder of The Sandman, will act as executive producer alongside David S. Goyer.
Story: The character Dream, one of the Seven Endless, is central to Sandman’s plot. Dream, like the other “Endless”, has been around for billions of years and represents a natural force. The dream is the anthropomorphic personification of dreams, also known as Morpheus, and a slew of other names and titles that have accumulated over billions of years.
Morpheus lives in his world of “The Dreaming”, where he has total influence, but finds it difficult to adapt to change (a common theme throughout the series). Morpheus is summoned by an occult ritual at the beginning of the novel, but he is captured and held for 70 years.
Morpheus would eventually escape and take revenge on his captors before returning to his realm. Morpheus’s realm was in disarray in his absence, and he had to start restoring it. Morpheus had time to reflect on his life while in prison, but undoing past sins would be a huge undertaking for a billion-year-old god who got in his way.
What is The Sandman?
The comic book series The Sandman by Neil Gaiman is set in the United States. It is one of the few comic books to top the New York Times bestseller list. Vertigo Comics’ signature title was the Sandman series. Neil Gaiman is known for his anthropomorphic personification of metaphysical creatures and his take on mythology.
When will season one of The Sandman be available on Netflix?
Neil Gaiman confirms in an interview with Digital Spy that the series will arrive sometime in 2021.