How is ‘The Sandman’ Connected to Netflix’s ‘Lucifer’?

How is ‘The Sandman’ Connected to Netflix’s ‘Lucifer’?

When The Sandman premiered on Netflix this weekend, it lastly introduced considered one of Neil Gaiman‘s most beloved tales to life. The primary season of The Sandman adapts the primary two volumes of Gaiman’s comics — Preludes & Nocturnes and The Doll’s Home — to vivid life. Nonetheless, the inclusion of Gwendoline Christie‘s model of Lucifer Morningstar would possibly elevate some questions amongst the Lucifer on Netflix fandom. Specifically: Is The Sandman‘s Lucifer the identical character Tom Ellis performs within the uber-popular present Lucifer?

The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, aka Morpheus, who is among the “Limitless.” As his title suggests, Dream guidelines over the world we go to after we go to sleep, which he calls The Dreaming. He’s additionally accountable for creating the goals and nightmares that invade our psyches. In The Sandman, we additionally be taught that Hell is an actual realm, too. And it isn’t dominated by one of many Limitless, however a fallen angel named Lucifer Morningstar.

Positive there have been many fictional variations of the satan, however this particular model of Lucifer appears to not solely pop up in Netflix’s The Sandman, however in Netflix’s Lucifer. (Neil Gaiman has a creator credit score for that present, too!)

So is Gwendoline Christie presupposed to be enjoying the identical Lucifer Morningstar in Netflix’s The Sandman that Tom Ellis portrayed within the long-running Fox, after which Netflix, present Lucifer? Let’s break this down…

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Technically…sure. In actuality? No. It’s difficult.

The Sandman Season 1 is a fairly loyal adaptation of the primary two volumes of Neil Gaiman’s comedian e book The Sandman. After being imprisoned for 100 years, Dream should get well his three totems of energy. He learns that his helm is now within the possession of a demon in Hell. Ergo, he journeys to Hell and has to face off with Lucifer to reclaim his helmet. Dream wins, which is nice for The Sandman as a result of the story can hold going. It’s dangerous for Hell. And Lucifer.

The ultimate moments of The Sandman Season 1 see Lucifer promising to get revenge by doing one thing nobody sees coming. In future installments of Gaiman’s The Sandman, Lucifer quits ruling over Hell, forcing Dream to deal with its bureaucratic mess. Lucifer decides to stay life on Earth, with bestie/right-hand woman Mazikeen alongside for the journey. Ultimately, DC printed a spin-off of Lucifer’s adventures cleverly titled Lucifer.

The sequence Lucifer, which starred Tom Ellis as a kinder, gentler, extra likable model of Lucifer Morningstar, is loosely based mostly on this comedian e book spin-off of The Sandman. Which implies that technically the present Lucifer is about the very same character that Gwendoline Christie performs in Netflix’s The Sandman. Nonetheless, past tenuous connections to comedian e book supply materials, Lucifer the present just isn’t linked to Netflix’s The Sandman. Although the 2 actresses forged as Mazikeen — Lesley-Ann Brandt in Lucifer and Cassie Clare in The Sandman — do sort of look alike, proper? (I imply Clare’s model has half a face, however they’re each stunning girls rocking these braids.)

The excellent news, although, is each The Sandman and Lucifer can be found to stream on Netflix.

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