A live-action version of the award-winning DC Comics series The Sandman is no longer just a dream.
Comic book creator Neil Gaiman this week took to social media to announce that filming on the first season of The Sandman on Netflix has wrapped, as reported by movieweb.com. The 11-episode season does not yet have an official debut date, but the feeling is that it will premiere before the end of the year.
“We’ve finished principal photography on Season 1,” Gaiman wrote, “and now we all have to be patient while VFX and suchlike are done, music is written and recorded and so on. I don’t know any release dates, or even when the trailer will be released.”
The prevailing good news from the writer is that he really likes the finished product. “It feels like Sandman,” Gaiman continued. “I don’t know if that means that people who watch TV will like it–I hope they will–but I suspect that if you like Sandman and you want to see it on the screen, then you’ll like this.”
Gaiman also had high praise for the star of the series–Tom Sturridge, who plays Morpheus, the Lord of the Dreaming. “I think Tom Sturridge will be a star after Season 1 of Sandman drops,” he said.
The rest of the cast includes Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, David Thewlis as Doctor Destiny, Patton Oswalt as the voice of Matthew (Dream’s raven emissary), Asim Chaudhry as Abel and Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain.
The series, as explained, is a blend of “modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven.” The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, “as he mends the cosmic and human mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.”
The Warner Bros. Television series is written by Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg, who also serves as showrunner.
The Sandman DC comic book–created by Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Sam Dringenberg–ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996 and won Eisner, Bram Stoker and Hugo Awards, even landing on the New York Times Best Seller list.
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