The Sandman, based on the DC comic book, will be one of the most popular series on Netflix in 2022. Here’s a complete rundown of everything we know about the new Netflix programme thus far.
In The Sandman, who are The Endless and who plays them?
Dream is one of the Endless, a group of seven celestial beings. They’re basically anthropomorphic personifications of thoughts and ideas that are vital to existence. Death, Desire, Destiny, Despair, Delirium, and Destruction are Dream’s six siblings. Netflix, as predicted, is not skimping on this adaptation. Let’s start with a look at the seven Endless and a quick summary of who they are and who plays them. Keep in mind that some of these roles have not yet been filled.
Neil Gaiman’s famous work was judged unfilmable for decades.
Of course, there have been countless attempts to bring it to both the big and small screens. But Gaiman has consistently turned them down, waiting for the right moment. Most famously, in 2014, Gaiman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt collaborated on a cinematic adaptation, which ultimately broke apart owing to creative disagreements. However, it was difficult for Gaiman to say no when Netflix contacted him with a readiness to authentically serialise the comics, as well as a large budget and the promise of a star ensemble.
What is Netflix’s The Sandman, and why should you be excited?
The Sandman is a storey that spans time and space, transporting us to legendary regions and weird realms. It’s chock-full of famous people from history and folklore that you might recognise. For example, William Shakespeare, Thor, Orpheus, and a slew of other characters appear. Expect infrequent cameos from DC canon, such as Martian Manhunter and John Constantine, given the film’s setting in the DC world. From Element Girl to Hector Hall, it also features several lesser-known DC characters.
The Sandman will have how many episodes?
The Sandman will include 11 hour-long episodes in its first season. It includes “Preludes and Nocturnes” from volume one, “The Doll’s House” from volume two, and the first half of “Dream Country” from book three. Of course, the objective is to adapt all of the graphic books without the programme getting cancelled in the middle of production, as Netflix has a history of doing. Take, for example, the recent termination of Cowboy Bebop. However, Gaiman has already emphasised that many safety nets are in place to prevent this from happening.