THE SANDMAN Is Netflix's Top Show In 89 Countries After Spending 7 Consecutive Days In First Place

THE SANDMAN Is Netflix's Top Show In 89 Countries After Spending 7 Consecutive Days In First Place

Netflix's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman has proved to be a massive hit with subscribers, emerging as the streamer's top show in 89 countries after spending a week in the No. 1 spot...

By MarkCassidy - Aug 13, 2022 07:08 AM EST
Filed Under: The Sandman

After several failed attempts to adapt The Sandman, Netflix surprised us all by delivering a faithful take on Neil Gaiman's seminal comic series that seems to have been embraced by the majority of fans, and gained quite a few new ones.

Though The Sandman already had a large, dedicated fanbase, Morpheus and his family are not exactly household names, so there were some concerns that this often surreal, relatively action-free fantasy drama might struggle to find an audience.

Now, Forbes is reporting that The Sandman has spent seven consecutive days in the first-place position on the Top 10 charts, making it Netflix's top show in 89 countries.

"It’s pretty rare for a brand-new show to do it in the first season," adds the site. "And it’s even rarer for that show to complete a perfect week in its first seven days available."

Netflix has gained a bit of a reputation for cancelling shows before they've really had a chance to find their footing, and while The Sandman's future is far from secured, these numbers do bode well for at least one more season.

Have you guys finished The Sandman yet? If so, what did you think? Have a read through our review here, and be sure to drop us a comment down below.

"There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way."

The Sandman also stars Kirby Howell Baptiste as Death, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, Donna Preston as Despair, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Charles Dance as black magician Roderick Burgess, and Sanjeeve Bhaskar as Cain. Joely Richardson will play Ethel Cripps, while David Thewlis will take on the role of her son John Dee, aka the deranged Dr. Destiny.

The 10-episode first season of The Sandman adapts the first two arcs of the Vertigo comics series, "Preludes and Nocturnes" and "The Doll's House."

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DrReedRichards
DrReedRichards - 8/13/2022, 7:50 AM
@GoWokeGoBrokeCrowd -

AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 8/13/2022, 11:09 AM
@DrReedRichards -


They have been taking Ls for awhile now.



Ms marvel, Prey, sandman and soon LOTR and she hulk💪
DrReedRichards
DrReedRichards - 8/13/2022, 11:19 AM
@AmazingFILMporg -

I'd hate to get all political and whatnot, but have you noticed how they've gone awfully silent recently in here, with the Mar-a-Lago fiasco demanding the greater part of their attention on other forums?

Actually, that's a lie; I love getting political. It emphasizes what you, I, and plenty of others have been saying for years now, that this kind of statements from that crowd is not just a matter of preference but a mark of genuine character.

Long story short, no tears shed for these pieces of trash. Let then seethe. 😊👌
Blergh
Blergh - 8/13/2022, 7:54 AM
But I was told it's too woke to be a success?
It's disrespectful to the author....who's involved in making it! (they said)
TheWalkingCuban
TheWalkingCuban - 8/13/2022, 9:48 AM
@Blergh - it’s super woke, super good too
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 8/13/2022, 11:11 AM
@Blergh -


*Woman or black person comes into frame*



Red pill incel: Ahhhhhhhhh wOKe!!!!! aHhhHHHHHHHH!!!! StAHP SHoVinG It iN mY FAcE!!!!!!!!!!!



🤡
Superheromoviefan
Superheromoviefan - 8/13/2022, 7:59 AM
deserved
abd00bie
abd00bie - 8/13/2022, 8:03 AM
Can't wait for season 2
Sabre81
Sabre81 - 8/13/2022, 8:24 AM
@abd00bie - Yeah, the set up looks very interesting. Never read the comics but someone told me that what the showrunners are planning (Gaiman is one of course) will be a straight adaption again from a particular arc.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 8/13/2022, 8:04 AM
Deserving
TheNZNatural
TheNZNatural - 8/13/2022, 8:09 AM
But... but... but BLACK PEOPLE?!?!
marvel72
marvel72 - 8/13/2022, 8:13 AM
You guys like it knock yourself out,I'm not watching with the gender and race swapping,it wouldn't of have been that hard to do a straight adaption but no they have to woke the shit out of it.

At least I can choose not to watch it and read my three volume omnibus collection much better.
TheSuperMex
TheSuperMex - 8/13/2022, 8:24 AM
@marvel72 -

TheNZNatural
TheNZNatural - 8/13/2022, 8:24 AM
@marvel72 - and there you go. You just nailed exactly what the real deal is here. If you want to the exact same story, it's right there on the shelf for you to read any time you want. No one is ever taking that away from you. No need to ever worry about any changes ever on the page, mate.
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