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New Netflix DC series soars in both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes ratings

Shola Lee

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New Netflix DC series soars in both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes ratings

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A new Netflix DC series is flying high with incredible IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes numbers.

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Just in case you needed another excuse for a full-on Netflix binge, boy do we have a recommendation for you.

The Sandman, a new series from the creative genius that is Neil Gaiman, takes a darker look at a mythical story we all know and love.

For those not familiar, Gaiman is the writer behind American Gods and Good Omens, which basically kept us sane during lockdown; it's no wonder why we're excited about his new project.

With a high 84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.3 stars on IMDb, it's safe to say the new series is a solid addition to the Netflix roster – and for good reason. The new series is based on the bestselling Neil Gaiman comic book series created for DC, and centres around the immortal embodiment of people's dreams – we'll give you one guess what his name is...

The new series is sure to thrill fans. Credit: Netflix
The new series is sure to thrill fans. Credit: Netflix

Morpheus. Bet you didn't see that one coming, right?

He's also called the Sandman, but we think his given name is way more fun.

DC Comics explains that the story focuses on a "vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who’s ever existed." It continues: "Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus’ realm – be they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lesson."

And that lesson clearly isn't in budgeting because the series had a whopping $165 million to back it up, along with a killer cast including Tom Sturridge as the Sandman, Gwendolyn Christie as Lucifer, and Sanjeev Bhaskar and Asim Chaudhry as Cain and Abel, respectively.

And it's got the budget to back it up. Credit: Netflix
And it's got the budget to back it up. Credit: Netflix

One thing is decidedly clear about Gaiman's newest series, he's determined to keep you entertained. The writer explained that each episode is as varied as the characters: "You watch Episode 1 and think, ‘Oh, I get this thing: it’s like Downton Abbey, but with magic.'" he told Empire.

"Then you’ll be wondering, ‘What the hell is this?’ by Episode 2 when you’re meeting Gregory The Gargoyle in The Dreaming. Episode 5 is about as dark and traumatic as anything is ever gonna get, then you’ve got Episode 6, which is probably the most feel-good of all the episodes."

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Netflix

Shola Lee
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