Fans are eagerly awaiting the Netflix series The Sandman. And it might be that the streaming service gave us an idea of how Death might look like. The character is being played by the actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste.
Apparently, one of the fans clicked a photograph of the production while still underway in London, United Kingdom. Kirby Howell-Baptiste was spotted wearing a Goth style black-colored outfit similar to what Death wore in the original Neil Gaiman Sandman comic series.
Back when Netflix decided to cast Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, the streaming service immediately received backlash, with users complaining that Death wasn’t white enough. To which Neil Gaiman, the creator of the comic, replied:
I give all the f*cks about the work. I spent 30 years successfully battling bad movies of Sandman,” Gaiman tweeted. “I give zero f*cks about people who don’t understand/haven’t read Sandman whining about a non-binary Desire or that Death isn’t white enough. Watch the show, make up your minds.
While speaking to comicbook.com, Gaiman added that
I get these emails of production design stuff on Netflix and Sandman that I just want to show them to everybody, and I know that I can’t. They’re incredibly confidential, but I look at them, and I glow. The other day they sent me Lucifer’s castle and the gates to Hell and all of these Hell designs, and I’m just like, ‘This is amazing. Oh my gosh.’… We couldn’t have done that, I think even five years ago, definitely not 10 years ago. The technology wasn’t there. The budget wasn’t there. The audience wasn’t there. The delivery systems weren’t there. The idea of going off and doing Preludes and Nocturnes and The Doll’s House as our first 10 episodes, nobody would’ve let us do that. The world wasn’t ready. So, it’s ready now. They caught up with us.
By far, the comic creator seems to love how Netflix is trying to bring the world created by him back to life. He also likes the efforts Netflix is putting in The Sandman, making it more appalling to the audience.
So far, the premiere date for The Sandman hasn’t been announced. Stay tuned for further updates!