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The Sandman: Neil Gaiman To Update Its Events For Netflix Series

The Sandman: Neil Gaiman To Update Its Events For Netflix Series

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The Sandman from its DC comic.
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The Sandman‘ is a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman under the publication of DC Comics. It depicts the story of Dreams of the Endless, who rules over the world of dreams. The main character is Dream, also called by the name ‘Morpheus’ who is one of the seven Endless. Furthermore, the other Endless are Destiny, Desire, Death, Despair, Delirium, and Destruction (also known as ‘The Prodigal’).

The Sandman: Previous Adaptions

The original series of ‘The Sandman’ comprised of 75 issues between 1989 to 1996. Ever since there have been many attempts to modify it to television series and film versions. As of June 2019, Netflix is working on its adaption as a series for its online streaming platform.

Neil Gaiman about its Alteration

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Neil Gaiman, writer of The Sandman
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Keeping in mind the Netflix adaption, Neil said, “Okay, it is 2020, let’s say that I was doing Sandman staring in 2020, what would we do? How would we change things? What gender would this character be? Who would this person be? What would be happening?”

All these questions are to be reconsidered before this series makes its debut on Netflix. Everything is under process and progress as in the pre-COVID-19 era, the scripts of season 1 had been completed and season 2 was in development.

Moreover, earlier Neil had affirmed that the first season would have 11 episodes. They are comprised of the first graphic novel collection, ‘Preludes and Nocturnes’ with some additional changes. Also, it was one of the first comic series of the modern era to capture a prominent female readership. Clearly, Morpheus and his six fellow siblings in the Endless as mentioned above, were the embodiment and personification of ideas.

So, it makes sense that their gender identity could be reconsidered over time, or perhaps change. In the view of the present movie scenario, capturing a significant female viewership will likely be important to both Netflix and Gaiman himself. Finally, we have to wait for its official release to find how enchanting the new story will be.

Pratiksha Rawat
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