In a new shot from “The Sandman” show, Morpheus wears his Helmet of Dreams. Tom Sturridge, a two-time Tony nominee, plays the titular Sandman, who goes by several other names, including Morpheus and Dream, in Netflix’s dramatization. He is one of the seven Endless entities who were kidnapped in an occult ritual in 1916. The Sandman is based on Neil Gaiman’s DC Comics series of the same name. It follows Morpheus after he escapes from captivity, where he had been confined for over 100 years, and sets out on a mission to restore order to the kingdom of the Dreaming, which he formerly controlled.
“The Sandman”, directed by Sturridge, features a vast ensemble cast, including a few well-known actors and a Game of Thrones alum in supporting roles. Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, and Patton Oswalt are among the cast members. The first attempts to adapt The Sandman to the screen began in 1991, but it was only in 2019 that Netflix joined the fray alongside Gaiman to develop the series, with executive producers David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg. Audiences have been given several glimpses into the universe of “The Sandman” and its primary protagonist in the run-up to the show’s premiere.
A new look at Sturridge as Morpheus is now available. The image was posted by EW in connection with their recent interview with Sturridge and Gaiman, the creator and star of “The Sandman”, in which the two recapped the comic adaptation’s path to the small screen and teased the tale fans may expect from the program. Take a look at the image below:
Morpheus is shown clutching the Helmet of Dreams in the photograph. The mask-like helmet, like Morpheus himself, has a variety of names throughout the comics, including Dream’s Helm, Mask of Dream, and a few other versions. The Dream’s Helm, along with the sand pouch and the Dreamstone, is one of Morpheus’ three symbols of power and his primary sigil.
Concerns have been raised about how loyal Netflix’s “Sandman” series will be to the revered source material, as with any comic book adaptation. Based on this first look at the Dream’s Helm, it appears to be as close to a direct translation from the comics’ art as possible, which isn’t surprising given Gaiman’s participation. If this holds true throughout the episode, fans of “The Sandman” should be very delighted with Netflix’s rendition.