The Sandman: Review and Opinions on the Highly Anticipated Adaptation

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The Sandman is highly anticipated new show coming to Netflix. It is a collaboration between one of the greatest authors of our time, Neil Gaiman, and Netflix. The show is based on Gaiman’s exceptional comic book series and promises to be an exciting adaptation that could potentially dominate TV screens for many years. In this review and opinion piece, I will be discussing the show’s plot, the stunning cast members, and why viewers should be excited for its release.

Plot of the Show 

Set to be released sometime in 2021, The Sandman will follow the adventures of Morpheus, the Lord of Dream. After years of imprisonment, Morpheus is resurrected and attempts to regain control of his kingdom known as the Dreaming. The show will also feature other important characters from the comic books, most notably Death, Destruction, Dream’s siblings, and many other interesting and complex characters. The plot is said to blend existing plot lines from the comic books with new and original storylines. The show’s plot is sure to excite old and new viewers alike, with its mix of fantasy, horror and drama.

The Cast 

One of the most exciting aspects of The Sandman adaptation is its outstanding cast. Tom Sturridge (On The Road, Sea of Tranquility) will play Morpheus, Lord of Dream and the King of Dreaming. Other cast members include Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones) as Lucifer, Vivien Acheampong (The Witches) as Lucienne, Boyd Holbrook (Logan) as The Corinthian, and Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones) as Roderick Burgess. Despite being based on a comic book series, the comedic element has also been kept in-tact, with actors like Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me) and Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing) being cast as Abel and Cain respectively.

Reasons to Get Excited 

The Sandman adaptation is set to be one of the most exciting TV series of 2021 and any viewer of the comic books can attest to that. Firstly, the show encompasses many genres that are sure to appeal to a wide range of audiences. What makes The Sandman special is that its source material is saturated with literary elements, from references from ancient myths and religious texts, to philosophical and political ideas. With Neil Gaiman being one of the main heads behind the adaptation, The Sandman is sure to stay loyal to its remarkable source material, whilst adding new elements to make it an overall unique experience.

The show is likely to captivate its audience with its strong storytelling capabilities and with its subtle subversions of the comic book tropes. Moreover, The Sandman will provide more opportunities for actors of diverse backgrounds and will be an important part of certain TV discourse. This move is consistent with Netflix’s aim to provide more diverse stories and shows.


The Sandman is bound to attract more viewers and viewers who are already fans of the original comics will appreciate the efforts placed into the show’s making. The smart casting choices and the commitments of the crew to offering a fresh take on the source material, as well as emphasizing issues such as mental health, makes it an attractive proposition that viewers will not want to miss.

Buzz and Reception 

The Sandman has definitely caused a stir on both TV-lovers and comic books fans, with many citing it as the next big superhero show. As previously mentioned, the enthusiastic casting choices have made people curious about how the characters are going to be portrayed. Moreover, the fact that Gaiman himself is involved in the making of the show and has absolute control over the plot, has been reassuring to many viewers, as it will ensure that the plot stays focused and on-point.

Expectations are also high for the show, as it is set to provide an experience that is both exciting and surprising. Many believe that The Sandman will offer something ground-breaking, as the world of Dreaming presented in the comics requires complex settings, impeccable visual effects, and most importantly, strong performances. Moreover, the fact that the show is going to be over several seasons means that viewers are in for a magnificent ride that is full of unpredictable twists and turns.

With a cast and crew dedicated to creating a faithful adaptation of the comics, The Sandman is sure to wow audiences and make them beg for more. Its stunning visuals, gripping plot, and smart casting have the fans of the comics excited for the show’s release. Furthermore, the blend of horror, fantasy and drama, along with its commitment to representation, make The Sandman an attractive option for any TV viewer, regardless of their background. Here’s hoping that our wild expectations are met and The Sandman is the show its comic book readers have been dreaming of for so long.

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