Neil Gaiman Shares Update on Netflix’s “The Sandman”

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Neil Gaiman has shared an update on the Netflix TV series adaptation of the comic series, The Sandman.

The Sandman is a comic series that follows the adventures of Death’s brother Morpheus following years of imprisonment. Once he escapes to the real world, Morpheus sets out on a mission to reclaim stolen artifacts.

The Netflix series is highly-anticipated but unfortunately, production was put on hold due to the pandemic. Filming was meant to begin in May but it has since been put on pause.

“We’re working with Netflix, we were meant to start shooting at the end of May,” Neil told Digital Spy. “Given this COVID world, everything is on pause.”

“The Netflix version is going to begin in 2021, so Morpheus will have been kept prisoner in the Netflix version for 105 years rather than 70 years. We’ll take that one, see what that does. It’s already in the scripts, it does interesting things because… if we were creating this character now, what gender would the character be?… who would they be? What would they be doing? And going on from there.”

We will share more updates on the upcoming series when they are announced.