Creators: Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg
Starring: Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Boyd Holbrook, David Thewlis, Joely Richardson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Razane Jammal, Vanesu Samunyai, Jenna Coleman, Vivienne Acheampong, and Mason Alexander Park
Fans have eagerly been waiting decades for Neil Gaiman’s comics The Sandman to be turned into a movie or series. The time has come as ten episodes of The Sandman are now streaming on Netflix.
Tom Sturridge takes on the daunting task of playing The Sandman, who’s also referred to as Dream and Morpheus. He’s the Master of Dreams, and in the first episode, we see him imprisoned on Earth in an English estate thanks to Charles Dance’s character after his spell to bring back his dead son goes wrong. The result of Dream being stuck on Earth instead of his realm, Dreaming, is a sleeping sickness that affects thousands of people now stuck in a state of sleep. Decades pass before Dream manages to escape, and he finds a lot has changed since he last left Dreaming, which has since been practically wiped out. Dream sets out to restore order and rebuild Dreaming by visiting old friends and enemies collecting gifts along the way.
Here’s my review