Neil Gaiman, the writer of The Sandman, cautions followers not to "gatekeep" the Netflix series

Neil Gaiman, the writer of The Sandman, cautions followers not to "gatekeep" the Netflix series ...

Neil Gaiman, the writer of The Sandman, has warned fans not to "gatekeep" the new popular Netflix series.

Someone asked him if the show could be enjoyed by people who hadn't seen the comics while he was doing a Twitter Q&A.

"We made it as much for you as for the people who had read Sandman," he replied.

One person responded that certain people who have not read the comics are more hostile toward people who have not. This is when Neil emphasized that "everyone is welcome" to explore the world of Sandman.

"Nobody gets to gatekeep Sandman," he wrote in a tweet, "Not as a comic book, not in the Audible adaptation, and certainly not on the television."

"There is no entrance exam, nor should there be." Everyone is encouraged, according to the speaker.

Gaiman and executive producer Allan Heinberg met up with Digital Spy on the set, discussing which actors surprised them the most on set and which ones perfectly complemented the roles they were meant to play.

"I would point to Tom Sturridge and Mason Alexander Park as individuals who gave us what we'd hoped for. Everything we've dreamed of, they just arrived, and they gave us what we wanted," said Gaiman.

"I would point to Boyd Holbrook, The Corinthian, as someone who gave us something that we weren't expecting, which was: we were expecting warmth. However, we received something quite genuine, likeness and gentleness, and the notion that: "Yes, this character is absolutely the patron saint of serial killers."

"And by the end, you feel somewhat sympathetic for him." You'd want him to continue on, even if you were alive, and you were this thing, as you've been made to be. I mean, that was a surprise. It felt like something that was in the works."

The Sandman is now available on Netflix.

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