It’s a good time to be fan of Neil Gaiman‘s iconic Sandman graphic novels, especially if you were wondering what it might look like given the proper resources and time for an adaptation. Netflix is putting one together right now and as part of the streaming service’s Geeked Week, it has a behind-the-scenes video online, featuring Gaiman and cast members including Tom Sturridge (Dream) and Gwendoline Christie (Lucifer).
Naturally there’s little actual footage to be found here – that will have to wait for a trailer, but there’s plenty of sets and props lurking about, as Gaiman interacts with some of the people making the show.
While he ran the show on Good Omens, he’s stepped back to be a producer and writer for this one, with Allan Heinberg in prime position alongside David S. Goyer.
Sandman, for those who might be unfamiliar, was a 75-issue DC/Vertigo comics series published in the 1990s. Gaiman’s own one-line synopsis was: “The lord of dreams learns that one must change or die, and makes his decision,” but there’s obviously a lot more to it than that, with the sprawling series taking in pantheons and mythologies from across the globe, via threads about fantastical quests, serial killers, road trips, and short stories only tangentially connected to the core narrative. Many tales featured Dream’s siblings, the Endless: Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium.