The Sandman : Season 1 Episode 11
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Netflix has yet to confirm whether The Sandman is being renewed for a second season, but at least fans have gotten an unexpected treat in the form of a bonus eleventh installment of Season 1. Episode 11 is effectively two episodes in one, and makes for a very enjoyable coda to an already strong debut season.
This segment hinges largely on the performance of Arthur Darvill, who makes a welcome return to the DC realm in the wake of the recently canceled Legends of Tomorrow. Darvill expertly shifts his approach over the course of the episode, evolving from agitated, frustrated novelist to arrogant celebrity to unhinged madman with ease. Richard Madoc is both one of the series' most despicable and most fascinating minor characters, and Darvill captures those qualities well.
We also see a great deal more of Tom Sturridge's Morpheus here. That helps this episode become a thematically fitting epilogue to Season 1 rather than simply an intriguing side-story. As Morpheus wages a subtle war on Madoc's mind, we see the evolution the character has undergone over the course of 11 episodes. His imprisonment has clearly changed him and made him more attuned to the suffering of others, yet he's still plagued by arrogance and cruel vindictiveness. As ever, Sturridge's quietly intense portrayal of the Dream King is a joy to watch.
Melissanthi Mahut also shines as Calliope, with a certain defiance that shines through even as her character is tormented over the course of several years. Mahut is at her best near the end, as she's freed from her decades of bondage and reminisces about her tragic history with Morpheus (which we'll hopefully see firsthand in a future season). Thankfully, this segment Madoc's repeated rape of Calliope as delicately as possible, implying rather than lingering on the act itself. All of this speaks to the show's appeal as an adaptation. It's not that different from the comic, but it generally knows when it needs to alter the formula and make adjustments for a more contemporary audience.
The Sandman premiered on August 5, 2022, with an additional episode premiering on August 19. In November 2022, it was renewed for a second season. The series has received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise going towards the casting, production design, costumes, faithfulness to its source material, visual effects, and performances, particularly those of Sturridge and David Thewlis.
The animated episode \"Dream of a Thousand Cats\" features the voices of Sandra Oh as the Cat Prophet, Rosie Day as the Tabby Kitten, David Gyasi as the Grey Cat, Joe Lycett as the Black Cat, Neil Gaiman as the Skull Crow, James McAvoy as the Golden-Haired Man, David Tennant as Don, Georgia Tennant as Laura Lynn, Michael Sheen as Paul, Anna Lundberg as Marion, Nonso Anozie as the Wyvern, Diane Morgan as the Gryphon, and Tom Wu as the Pegasus.
Writing for a potential second season had already begun by August 2022. Netflix confirmed they had green-lit a second season on November 2, 2022, following rumors earlier that day from DC Comics and Gaiman that the series had been renewed.
Patton Oswalt, a longtime Sandman fan, was the first actor who was cast in the series; he was cast as the voice of Matthew the Raven the day before The Sandman was pitched to Netflix. In September 2020, Tom Sturridge entered negotiations to portray Dream, after screen testing alongside Tom York and Colin Morgan, while Liam Hemsworth and Dacre Montgomery were under consideration for the role of the Corinthian. Gaiman had said he had watched over 1,500 casting auditions for Morpheus and felt Sturridge was right for the role after watching his audition tapes. Sturridge had been unfamiliar with the source material but became a devoted fan after he was cast. Casting news was kept tightly under wraps and was not publicly released when the first season began filming. According to Boyd Holbrook, the casting process was long, recalling that he auditioned around January 2020 but did not receive any further information until September. In January 2021, Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar were announced to be starring in the series.
The series was originally to begin filming towards the end of May 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2020, Gaiman revealed on his Twitter that filming was expected to begin in October \"lockdown permitting\". Principal photography began on October 15, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, filming for the first season was limited to the United Kingdom. Holbrook began shooting his scenes in December 2020. Production for the first season was expected to last until June 2021. In August 2021, Gaiman revealed on his Tumblr account that the first season had wrapped filming.
Filming for the first season took place in Greater London, Surrey, Watford, Poole, and Sussex. As the production team was limited to filming in the United Kingdom, scenes set in New York City were filmed at Canary Wharf. Filming locations in Surrey included Shepperton Studios and Guildford Cathedral. Hankley Common was chosen as the filming location for Hell. Other prominent filming locations included Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in Watford, Sandbanks beach located in Poole and the town of Petworth.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 87% with an average rating of 7.6/10, based on 97 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, \"While it may hold few surprises for fans of the source material, The Sandman's first season satisfyingly adapts an allegedly unfilmable classic.\" Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 66 out of 100 based on 27 reviews, indicating \"generally favorable reviews\".
Season 1 ends with episode 10, which dropped Aug. 5. But two weeks later, Netflix added a bonus 11th installment that tells two standalone stories: animated short A Dream of a Thousand Cats and live-action story Calliope.
The story takes place across the course of the season, beginning in 2018 while Morpheus was still in captivity and then jumping forward to the present day when he is free. Episode 11 is a standalone story, which means episode 10 is the season finale and climax to the season's storylines.
So let's look at episode 10. There are two aspects to the ending that we can dive into. First, there's the show itself and how its characters and storylines wrap up. Second, there are the source comics, which we can look to for clues on where the show's story could go next. If the series has tempted you to read the comics -- and we heartily recommend them -- then we won't spoil them for you.
In some ways the series is faithful to the comic. The park bench meeting between Dream and Death in episode 6, for example, is translated pretty much word-for-word from the page. Other changes are bigger: Comics character John Constantine is tied into wider DC continuity with his own live-action show and appearances in Legends of Tomorrow, so he's been replaced in the show by Jenna Coleman's foul-mouthed exorcist, Joanna Constantine. This is obviously a big change from the comics: She's clearly got a London accent, whereas John is from Liverpool.
The second half of the season sees Dream threatened by the emergence of a \"dream vortex,\" something he once saw destroy the human and dreaming worlds. He's grimly determined to destroy the vortex, which is bad news because it's actually a person: a young woman named Rose Walker, played by Vanesu Samunyai.
Luckily, it turns out that Rose was never meant to be the vortex. That destiny was originally intended for her great-great grandmother Unity Kincaid. But when Dream was imprisoned, Unity was one of the millions of humans who succumbed to constant sleep (we saw her father struggling to wake her as a child in episode 1's \"sleepy sickness\" montage). Unity and the librarian figure this out and arrive in time for Unity to take back the vortex from Rose, which causes her death.
Desire and Despair are not the only enemies scheming behind Dream's back. When Morpheus went to hell to reclaim his helm, he publicly defeated Lucifer. In the final episode, we see hell's leading demons press Lucifer to strike back. If they can't leave hell, they reason, they should expand hell's borders. Lucifer, played by Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones), bows to the pressure, even though it will annoy God.
And we'll no doubt see more of Lyta Hall. Funnily enough, when the original comics began they were tangentially connected to the DC superhero universe. Lyta was originally Wonder Woman's daughter. But even without any super-connections, Lyta has an important impact on the story when she allies with the three-faced Furies, the witch-like women from episode 2.
Whether the series follows the storylines of the comics remains to to be seen, but with The Sandman TV adaptation drawing acclaim from critics and fans, there's clearly plenty left to dream about when/if Netflix confirms a second season.
Netflix dropped a surprise bonus episode of The Sandman that's more important than it may first appear. The Sandman season 1 adapted the first two volumes of Neil Gaiman's DC Comics graphic novel saga, Preludes and Nocturnes and The Doll's House. The Sandman season 2 was expected to adapt the next two collections, Dream Country and The Season of Mists. However, The Sandman's bonus episode has delivered adaptations of two of Dream Country's four tales: \"A Dream of a Thousand Cats\" and \"Calliope.\"
Both tales in The Sandman's bonus episode appear to be standalone, but they are important because they will have a significant impact on Dream and the series going forward. \"A Dream of a Thousand Cats\" shows that Morpheus shapeshifts according to how dreamers perceive him, including taking on the form of a cat to dreaming cats. \"A Dream of a Thousand Cats\" also lays the foundation for the dream king's friendship with Bast and the Egyptian cat gods, who will in \"The Seasons of Mists\" storyline in The Sandman season 2. Meanwhile, Calliope proves to be a significant figure in Dream's past. She was once his husband in Ancient Greece and their son, Orpheus, descended into Hell to rescue his love, Eurydice, which cost him his life. Calliope blamed Dream and left him, which resulted in them hating each other for thousands of years until their reconciliation in \"Calliope.\" Orpheus' full story will also be told if The Sandman gets future seasons on Netflix. 59ce067264