In the new featurette, Gaiman describes how, while there’s much of the comic’s essence present in the new adaptation, viewers should understand that the show is its own thing. Though it doesn’t show you all that much about which elements of Netflix’s take on The Sandman are going to shift from the source material, certain details like Lucifer (portrayed by Gwendoline Christie) and Morpheus’ ruby, helm, and bag of sand are all present and accounted for, suggesting that they’ll likely feature into the plot in important, familiar ways.


Gaiman is serving as executive producer and co-writer with Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman) as showrunner. Heinberg and David S. Goyer are also co-writers. There’s currently still no hard date on when The Sandman will debut on Netflix, meaning that now’s probably a good time to go back and actually brush up on the books as more news about the project develops.

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