Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes follows the Lord of Dreams, Morpheus, through his journey of imprisonment, escape, then revenge. In order to regain his power Dream must track down his Pouch of Sand, Helm, and Dreamstone (a ruby moonstone necklace). Netflix recently followed Sandman writer and producer Neil Gaiman around Shepperton Studios, England to see props and sets. To say the least it is…spectacular.
The attention to detail. The craftsmanship. The commitment to the dark abstract aesthetic. Plus, it’s even more fun to see the dreamer himself experience his story come to life. Each prop is meticulous in it’s creation and Gwendoline Christie, playing Lucifer Morningstar, waxed poetic about the care and effort from every facet of the crew.
Personally, I will gladly go wherever Neil Gaiman leads us. The man is a master storyteller and has yet to lead me astray. If he says the show is good, I’ll be there. If he said an actor is perfect, I believe him.
Gaiman recently fired back at critics regarding the casting of black and non-binary actors, “I give all the f***s about the work,” Gaiman tweeted. “I spent 30 years successfully battling bad movies of Sandman. I give zero f***s about people who don’t understand/haven’t read Sandman whining about a non-binary Desire or that Death isn’t white enough. Watch the show, make up your minds.”
What a guy.