Mason Alexander Park on The Sandman: “Iconic Comic Scenes”

Around the TV series The Sandman are raging the most disparate criticisms, even before the product was made available for streaming on the Netflix platform. This forced Neil Gaiman himself, author of the comic series adapted from the TV show, to respond in kind to the harsh user comments on the web. The criticisms a The Sandman seem to have been mainly caused by casting choices which, according to some fans belonging to the most inflexible fringes of the fandom, would be too discordant with the characters of the original plot, distorting it. There are even those who have foreseen how The Sandman it will be a product destined to fail after the first season because of his “Limiting the ideology woke. To dispel the fears of the public, he thought about it anyway Mason Alexander Parkinterpreter of Wish in the TV series, which explains how the new Netflix title is very faithful to the original work. What did Park reveal? And what were Neil Gaiman’s responses to fan complaints?

Hand in hand with comics

The Sandman will debut on August 5 on Netflix, telling the story of its protagonist, Dreamone of the seven Eternals: immortal entities that personify universal concepts and they operate (theoretically) at the service of men. An aspect that emerges in the comic series from which The Sandman is treats is the controversial bond of brotherhood that binds the Eternals, an aspect that will be repeated in some ways also in the upcoming TV series. It was announced from the announced cast that the show will include Kirby Howell-Baptiste in the role of Sogno’s sister, DeathAnd Mason Alexander Park in those of the brother / sister (so defined in the comics) Wish. Incarnation ofincessant and seductive greedDesiderio is an androgynous character with a strong charm who, in the narrative written by Neil Gaiman for the comics, however, goes against Dream on several occasions to usurp its power.

In a recent interview with Screen RantMason Alexander Park talked about the TV series, his specific character and his relationship with Dream, clearing up many of the doubts that may have arisen within the fandom about fidelity of the Netflix product with respect to the original work. First of all, regarding Desire and Dream, Park quoted the words of Neil Gaiman himself, who defined Morpheus (interpreted by Tom Sturridge), how “Desiderio’s suffocating older brother“. Park further stated:

It is something that people will have to look at to find out (the relationship between Desire and Dream, ed). Or if you are familiar with the comics, most people who have read them understand where the hostility began. We’ve been alive since the beginning of time, essentially, so there’s a lot of time for friction to mature. Neil once described Dream to me as “Desiderio’s suffocating older brother“. It was fun to bring that relationship to life, especially in the latter parts of the season.

Mason Alexander Park

As for the TV series, Mason Alexander Park said instead:

There are some really funny scenes that are taken straight from the comic boards, which are iconic to me as a fan. They dive into the traditional story between Dream and Desire and I hope people are excited enough to want to know more about it, because there are so many other comics, like Sandman: Overture, more focused on the story of Dream and Desire and their relationship. I hope that we will have the opportunity to adapt as many of these volumes as possible so that people can fully understand what actually happens between these two individuals.

The criticisms a The Sandman: Neil Gaiman’s answers

Some users on Twitter recently claimed like The Sandman is intended for close its doors after just one season. The cause? His alleged “woke ideology” aimed at showing, according to users, an excess of zeal in the direction of politically correct inserting a greater number of female characters you hate ethnicities different from the Caucasian one. Gaiman obviously said about him, not only as the author of the comics, but also as the executive producer of the series, stating that the Netflix show is not “woke”(In the derogatory sense used by Twitter users): rather Sandman has finally got to give mature its progressive potential already evident through the Themes dealt with in the comics. Neil Gaiman also responded in kind to his detractors:

I don’t give a damn about people who don’t understand or haven’t read Sandman, whining about a non-binary Desire or why Death isn’t white enough. Watch the show and make up your mind.

Mason Alexander Park

The Sandman will be available on Netflix starting August 5th. The dark fantasy series set between the dream world and the real one has as protagonists Tom Sturridge, Robert Boyd Holbrook, Vivienne Acheampong, Kirby Howell Baptiste, Charles Dance, Gwendoline Christie, David Thewlis and Stephen Fry.

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