Neil Gaiman Talks about How Netflix’s Sandman Show Handles Graphic Content


Bringing his work to life, Neil Gaiman told how Netflix’s “Sandman” show handles its graphic content. Gaiman, also a creator of graphic novels, has developed and is an executive producer of the upcoming series along with veteran of the Dark Knight trilogy David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg of Wonder Woman. Development of adaptation The Sandman dragged on for more than 20 years, including several iterations of films and TV shows, before hitting Netflix with Warner Bros. producing. Television.

Tom Sturridge leads the cast The Sandman as Morpheus, the king of dreams and one of the seven Infinite Beings, who is captured by an occult ritual and held captive for over a century before escaping and discovering that his Dream kingdom has fallen. Morpheus must turn to his past allies to reclaim his power artifacts to rebuild his kingdom, among them the Death of his good sister Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park’s Wish and Lucifer Morningstar Gwendoline Christie. The cast of “Sandman” also includes Vivien Achampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Patton Oswalt and Mark Hamill.

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With the series premiere just over two weeks away, one fan took to Twitter to ask Neil Gaiman about the graphic content of Netflix’s Sandman show compared to the audiobook they’re listening to. The creator expressed the hope that no version of his work would be “too graphic”, and explained that most of such content uses a psychological approach to its fantastic narrative. See what Gaiman said below:

It’s never (hopefully) too graphic. Like the comic and the @audible_com version, it does most of the work in your head.

— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 17, 2022

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Originally published under the now-defunct Vertigo label, Gaiman’s Sandman comics didn’t hold back much of their graphic content, offering a number of overtly sexual and violent scenes, as well as full of R-rated profanity. With that said, Gaiman took a different approach than other popular graphic novel artists such as Garth Ennis of Preacher and Brian Azzarello of 100 Bullets, often explaining the horrific events of stories in text boxes rather than drawing them in art on the pages themselves. . Gaiman’s promise that Netflix will still maintain a psychological approach to its graphic content in The Sandman series should be an exciting tease for comic book fans who want to see an accurate adaptation of the source material.

Throughout production and marketing, it has become clear that one of Gaiman and his team’s biggest goals is to accurately adapt the Netflix show The Sandman. Trailers for the series emphasize that a number of cult panels are literally coming to life, namely the escape of Morpheus from his occult prison through a portal back to the realm of dreams, which leaves many hoping that the long wait for the adaptation of Gaiman’s source material will be completed. it was worth it. Only time will tell when “The Sandman” will be released on Netflix on August 5.