Enter Sandman. Creator Neil Gaiman hasprovides an update on the Sandman Netflix series, including the adaptation's fidelity to the original series of graphic novels.
Describing this as a "slightly looser, but still faithful, adaptation " to Sandman's DC FanDome panel, Gaiman explained how things were going with the production of the Sandman Netflix series.
"Due to COVID, everything, like any other made TV item in the world, hit the pause button ... we took advantage of our pause button to get the s as close to perfect as possible, which was really fun. "
But it's not just the tweaks Gaiman is overseeing. “Right now, as the universal pause button starts to come off, we're starting to throw again,” Gaiman revealed. "Iget these inspiring and wonderful emails with production designs and locations I've never seen except in the comics before. "
While things are still very much a secret, Gaiman offered a big change in Sandman's tuning from the more faithful audiobook version.
" Something else thing i will say: some of the joy of making the audio adaptation was going 'This will be the closest thing we can do to an audio book of the first three graphic novels ' ... This what we do with Netflix is say 'OK, it continues to start in 1916 but what happens in Sandman # 1, the point where it starts is not 1888, it is now. "
" How does this change history? "Gaiman reflects. " What 's that going to do with the gender of the characters? What will this do to the nature of the characters? What is this going to do for history? T the chaskin is going to be a delight ... it gives us immense freedom. If we did it now, what would Sandman be? It's very liberating "
No release date for Netflix yet but Sandman has streamed us - and delivered.
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