Netflix‘s highly anticipated fantasy drama series The Sandman premiered on August 5 and has been well received by critics and audiences with a current score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. Based on the award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman is a mix of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s (played by Tom Sturridge) many adventures. It also stars Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Vanesu Samunyai (formerly known as “Kyo Ra”), John Cameron Mitchell, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joely Richardson, Niamh Walsh, Ferdinand Kingsley, Sandra James-Young, Razane Jammal and Mark Hamill.

The Sandman. (L to R) Tom Sturridge as Dream and Ferdinand Kinglsey as Hob Gadling in episode 106. Photo by: Laurence Cendrowicz/Netflix.

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When the Sandman, aka Dream, the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams — is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused.

The Sandman. John Cameron Mitchell as Hal in episode 110. Photo by: Laurence Cendrowicz/Netflix.

We were recently joined on the Popternative show by Sandman cast members Ferdinand Kinglsey who plays Hob and John Cameron Mitchell who portrays Hal. We discuss the popularity of the DC comics and what is was like bringing the characters and stories to the screen.

Watch our interviews with Ferdinand Kingsley and John Cameron Mitchell below.

The Sandman season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.

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