Netflix’s highly anticipated TV series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s iconic blockbuster work is now confirmed to be rated TV-MA.
It has now been officially revealed that Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of the classic bestseller The sand man graphic novels will be rated TV-MA. The original collection of stories was written by award-winning author Hugo and Nebula, Neil Gaiman, between 1989 and 1996, and published by DC Comics. The TV series is being developed by Gaiman, David Goyer and Allan Heinberg, and is currently slated for release later this year.
Now, RBC revealed that the highly anticipated Netflix TV series has now been rated as TV-MA due to language, violence and sex. Rating information is also currently visible on the title page for The sand man by clicking on the title on the website of the streaming platform. It has additional details for the assessment, noting that the content will also involve suicide, self-harm, and smoking.
The sand man would focus on the character of Dream, a powerful entity who is also known by other names including Morpheus, the King of Dreams, and most notably, Sandman. It stars Tom Sturridge as the main character, and he is joined by other actors such as Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death.
The story is believed to begin with Dream’s capture by the Order of the Ancient Mysteries, and then escape as he sets out to restore order to his dream realm. The dream is known as one of the Seven Endless Beings, and each controls a different segment of existence. The sand man The Netflix adaptation has been long overdue by fans around the world after many failed attempts were made by others to adapt Gaiman’s iconic work over the years.
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