The Sandman star Tom Sturridge describes the first season of the upcoming Netflix series as 'The Birth Of Morpheus' Empathy'
Tom Sturridge talks about his character's growth in the first season, saying he learns to feel empathy for humans.
The first season of Netflix's adaption of Neil Gaiman's iconic graphic novel is set to stream on the platform this August.
Ina recent interview star of the show Tom Sturridge talked about the show and how his character evolves as the season progresses.
Along with Sturridge, the large cast also features Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, and Stephen Fry.
Recently there were several teasers, posters, and BTS footage released from the show at SDCC and received positive reactions from fans.
In the interview with Screen Rant, Sturridge talks about the emotional growth his character goes through in the first season and how Morpheus's sister Death played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste teaches him empathy.
"I think a really important part of the story of our season is his discovery of that humanity. I think he doesn't necessarily begin the way that he ends. It's a quest. He is powerless at the beginning and he requires the help of humans to regain that power. In doing so, he listens to them. His sister Death also educates him on how extraordinary it is to try and feel [for] someone who isn't you. And I think that's the birth of his empathy".
From what we have seen from the upcoming show, it is clear that will be a faithful adaption to the comic and this interview only reinforced it.
After all, how could the show not be when Neil Gaiman worked as one of the showrunners.
The Sandman follows Morpheus aka The king of Dreams as he goes on a quest to regain his powers and his kingdom after being held captive for a century.
The show will stream on Netflix on August 5th.