The new Dark Fantasy series on Netflix has one of the biggest budgets in history
A new dark fantasy series is coming to Netflix – called The sand manit comes from the mind of Neil Gaiman, the author behind american gods, good omens and many more, and the new series has a really huge budget. Check out the trailer below:
If there’s one thing Netflix does well, it’s helping you escape to another world.
Since the witcher for sabrinathe streaming service knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat and between realms.
Now, The sand man should be no exception, and the highly anticipated 2022 release has the budget to back it up.
Based on the hit Neil Gaiman comic book series created for DC, the story centers around the immortal embodiment of people’s dreams – and we’ll give you an idea of his name…
Morpheus. I bet you didn’t see it coming, did you?
He’s also called the Sandman but we think his first name is a lot funnier.
DC Comics explains that the story centers on a “vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of everyone who has ever existed.” He continues: “Across cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit the realm of Morpheus – whether they are gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures or simply humans who teach Morpheus a startling lesson. .”
The series is sure to delight fans, with a typical Gaiman-esque premise of a magical figure with more than a few flaws. Or, as the series synopsis puts it: “The Lord of Dreams has been summoned and captured by mortal men. Once freed from captivity, this eternal Master of Dreams will find that his troubles have only just begun.”
And if those issues were money-related, we can definitely see why, as the show’s budget was $165 million.
Still, the cost is a small price to pay if the series is as successful as other fantasy stories on the platform, withthe witcher reaching 76 million homes in its first weeks, as digital spy reports.
And, in comparison, the witcher had about half the budget of The sand manat 70-80 million dollars for the first season.
The new series will star Tom Sturridge as Sandman, Gwendolyn Christie as Lucifer, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Asim Chaudhry as Cain and Abel.
Writer Gaiman is also determined to keep you entertained throughout the series, with the writer explaining that each episode is as varied as the characters.
“You watch Episode 1 and think, ‘Oh, I get this stuff: it’s like Downton Abbey, but with magic,” he said. Empire.
“So you’ll be like, ‘What the hell is this?’ by Episode 2, when you meet Gregory the Gargoyle in The Dreaming Episode 5 is about as dark and traumatic as ever, so you have Episode 6, which is probably the most enjoyable of all the episodes. “