Netflix recently announced the rating for its upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.

According to CBR, the series will boast a TV-MA rating. The show’s page on the Netflix website goes into further detail, explaining that the rating is due to “language, violence, sex, self-harm, suicide, smoking.”

In all honesty, it would’ve been more surprising had the series been rated anything other than TV-MA. Currently published under DC’s adult-oriented Black Label line, The Sandman has always been a very adult comic. So, receiving a TV-MA rating suggests the Netflix adaptation will hue fairly close to the comic’s tone and subject matter. A suggestion that only bolsters my hopes for the series.

Netflix’s The Sandman features an all-star cast including Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Boyd Holbrook, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, and more. Neil Gaiman executive produces, alongside David Goyer, and Allan Heinberg (the series’ showrunner). While an exact release date is yet to be announced, The Sandman is expected to premiere late this year.

Are you excited to see Netflix’s Sandman adaptation? What storyline from the comics are you most excited to see on screen?

Source: CBR and Netflix.

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