‘The Sandman’: The video that shows how faithful the series is to the comics
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‘The Sandman’ has conquered critics and audiences. The Netflix series that adapts the homonymous comics signed by Neil Gaiman is a success. With more than 69 million hours viewed in its first three days, this television fiction starring Tom Sturridge marked a solid premiere that will undoubtedly have been winning with subsequent word of mouth. And it is that among all the positive reactions, the satisfaction of the fans who came from the script stands out, some faithful to the original work that have been undone in flattery towards the production of Netflix.
Many have highlighted the know-how of this series developed by Gaiman himself along with David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg, stressing that its resemblance to the pages of the comic is brutal. Now the official account of the series on Twitter has wanted to show off a reliable adaptation by sharing a video in which one of the original vignettes is compared with what was transferred to the small screen. The scene in question includes the introduction of Death in the series along with his version in the pages, showing surprising precision when it comes to adapting the source material.
Played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste, whom we have seen in ‘The Good Place’; Death is one of the seven Eternals and the sister of the protagonist, Dream/Morpheus who has often counted on her in times of crisis. Sturridge plays this character as the backbone of a very choral series whose first season is mainly based on ‘Preludes & Nocturnes’ and ‘The Doll’s House’, comics in which Morpheus is captured through a ritual and remains trapped for a century. When he is finally freed, the king of the dream world sets out to restore a kingdom that has fallen into ruin during his absence.
? The Sandman (@Netflix_Sandman) August 9, 2022
* “How Death and Morpheus’ conversation in ‘The Sound of Her Wings’ is adapted almost word-for-word from the comic. ‘The Sandman,’ out now on Netflix”.
Away from the DC Universe
‘The Sandman’, which was born set in the world of DC, has removed all reference to its Extended Universe. Gaiman himself explains that although this comic “started out in the DC Universe, then just ended up finding his own place. Her world got closer and closer to our world and became less and less of a world that has costumed crime fighters flying around.”. In fact, this author explains that by the time the story was finished in the scripts, these “they already had their own style that had nothing to do with DC” hence the series does not connect in any way with that universe.