The wait is over and ‘The Sandman’ has finally arrived in the Netflix catalog, but will it be worth it? It’s no secret that the streaming giant has a bad reputation when it comes to live-action adaptations.

30 years have passed since its publication Sandman And attempts at an audiovisual adaptation of it failed. The acclaimed DC Comics series written by Neil Gaiman has finally arrived on the Netflix platform with multiple unknowns: Is this television adaptation really based on the King of Dreams? The production acted in it Tom Sturridge The live-action curse of the monster will be broken streaming?

Sandman It tells the story of the Lord of Dreams, Morpheus, who after decades of being held captive by mortals finally manages to escape and must now resolve the consequences of his absence on the mortal world and his own realm. Throughout his story he must meet old allies, Fighting other rulers, traveling to Hell himself, suffering the consequences of his own creation, and dealing with his dysfunctional family..


The first season of ‘The Sandman’ consisted of 11 episodes.

It is not a copy paste of the original work

The series, which also stars Boyd Holbrook, Jenna Coleman, Gwendoline Christie and Mason Alexander Park, is not a copy-paste adaptation of the original work, which may have worried many. The first season takes the best elements of the story and leaves the gist that leads Sandman Being one of Gaiman’s favorite stories; The mystery, the darkness, and the anticipation of what other horrors Sueno will face on his journey keep you interested throughout the episode.

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To this we add the special effects that stood Netflix well on this occasion. Rhythm can be a double-edged sword, since sometimes the lack of action can irritate normal people who always have something going on.However, if your thing is slowly discovering a story and surprising yourself, sure Sandman Even if you don’t read comics, it will grab you, because Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Patton Oswalt and Charles Dance have helped build an addictive streaming universe.

Gwendoline Christie plays Lucifer.

Does the story take place in the DC Universe?

For the biggest change, Netflix decided to complicate their lives and the story does not take place in the DC universe, therefore, some original stories such as John Dee (David Thewlis) aka Doctor Fate or the search for dream items. different

This rules out any possibility The King of Dreams may have crossovers with the world of famous superheroes (something that happened at some point in the comics).. Another change worth mentioning, and one that was already more than announced, is that the character played by the beloved Keanu Reeves, alongside Tilda Swinton and Rachel Weisz, has been introduced as Johanna Constantine.

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Perhaps the decision was more executive than creative, but within the narrative it is supported by the fact that the story itself moves away from the 50s and is located in the present day of its production. Perhaps what we can question the most is the decision of Lucifer Morningstar himself, who is played by the actress game of thronesGwendoline ChristieHe’s not bad at all as the ruler of the damned we can tell, but we can’t let go of the fantasy of watching Lucifer by Tom Ellis, since Netflix already owns the rights to the character.

Original work writer Neil Gaiman also oversaw the series.

Netflix Censorship

Something we must mention that we didn’t quite love, despite the quiet tone of the series built by the platform behind the live-actions. Cowboy Bebop, Letter written before death And soon a pieceHe had clear censorship of graphic or gory moments. It leaves us with the feeling that it undercuts the intensity of what we might expect from a story that talks about nightmares, dreams and ghosts..

Cast Choice

But the choice of the British actor is within this weakness Tom Sturridge, as the dream lord, is able to transfer the cold and brooding personality required of the character to the screen.. However, a negative point that we can find is the excess of humanity present in some of the scenes that sometimes make us forget that we are dealing with a being that is not just another mortal. For his part, David Thewlis is who you’ll remember from Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson’s story. harry potterJohn Dee and Boyd Holbrook give us a great performance as the rebellious Corinthians.


Netflix has managed to break the curse of its live-action adaptation.

With everything mentioned above, we can happily say that, at least with the first season, Sandman This production will be able to live up to the expectations of the fans who have been waiting for so many years. Not only will they enjoy it though, if you’re not familiar with the story, you’ll also get a great taste in your mouth with a story that will make you want to continue exploring the dark universe of Morpheus.

Could it be that Netflix has acquired an adaptation for the match? On this occasion we can say yes, our favorite streaming giant has acquired a live-action adaptation that leaves us wanting more. And we hope you’ll treat the remaining 8 volumes of Neil Gaiman’s famous story with the same care when it comes to the next installment.

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