In a recently released image of Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Tom Sturridge is seen holding the Helmet of Dreams. Tom Sturridge stars as the titular hero Sandman in the show, also known as Morpheus and Dream.
The upcoming series is based on Neil Gaiman’s DC Comics series titled The Sandman and follows Morpheus’ journey in restoring order in the kingdom of Dreaming, which he once ruled after escaping from captivity.
The new image was released by EW in collaboration with creator Gaiman and actor Tom Sturridge and reveals a new look of Sturridge as Morpheus.
In the image, Morpheus is seen holding the famous Helmet of Dreams. The helmet has many names, including Dream’s Helm and Mask of Dreams. It is one of Morpheus’ three symbols of power and the primary sigil.
The look in the image seems to be quite an accurate representation of the one from the comics. With Gaiman’s involvement in the development of the series, it is not surprising. If the show remains similarly faithful to the comics in other departments as well, fans can expect quite a literal adaptation.
The Sandman is all set to feature an ensemble cast, including Gwendoline Christie, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, and David Thewlis. David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg will be serving as executive producers, along with Gaiman playing a pivotal role.
About The Sandman
The Sandman is an upcoming series based on the 1989–1996 comic book written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. The series was developed by Allan Heinberg for Netflix, and is being produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.
The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, with Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar in supporting roles.
The first season will adapt the first two comics in the series, Preludes & Nocturnes and The Doll’s House. In 1916, Dream, the king of stories and one of the seven Endless, is captured in an occult ritual. After being held captive for 105 years, in 2021 he escapes and sets out to restore order to his kingdom of the Dreaming.