Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ receives mature TV-MA rating
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Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ receives mature TV-MA rating

Netflix’s much-anticipated production The Sandman is scheduled for a 2022 release, much to the delight of fans. After releasing the first-look teaser trailer a few months back, it has now been confirmed that the series has received a mature TV-MA rating due to the inclusion of adult content. 

Based on Gaiman’s widely revered comic series, the show will be directed by Allan Heinberg, well-known for Grey’s Anatomy and Wonder Woman. Gaiman has said that they are “making Sandman” and “not reinventing it” which would mean that the series would stay faithful to the original text in spirit and plotlines.

The series has an incredible ensemble cast with Tom Sturridge in the role of the titular Sandman, the Lord of Dreams who watches over the realm of Dreaming. Boyd Holbrook will be seen as The Corinthian while Charles Dance and Roderick Burgess will take on the roles of the cruel and arrogant sorcerer and his son respectively. Other cast members include Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Sanjeev Bhaskar. Asim Chaudhry, Nina Wadia, Emma Duncan, Jenna Coleman and more. 

While the series will give a look into the various personifications of Death, Dream, Destiny, Desire, Destruction, Delirium and Despair who constitute the Endless, the teaser only shows Morpheus, AKA Dream.

When a cult tries to kidnap Dream’s sister, Death, played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste, they fail. They end up capturing Dream from whom they want to “get all the help” they can, setting the premise for the series.

Due to the abundance of crude language, violence and sex, the series has received a mature rating which is now visible on the title page on the streamer’s website. Additional tags also comprise suicide, self-harm, smoking etc. 

This is a much-awaited project after various other adaptations were shelved due to various reasons. Fans are excited to see the magic Gaiman’s genius will bring to the screen along with Netflix.