A deleted scene from Netflix’s The Sandman expands on Charles Dance’s Sir Roderick Burgess’ relationship with his son.
Earlier this month The Sandman premiered on Netflix to positive reviews and strong ratings. Currently, it is unclear if the show will get a second season but fans have been raving about its faithfulness to the comics. One of the show’s earlier antagonists was Charles Dance’s Sir Roderick Burgess.
In The Sandman comics and the Netflix show, Sir Roderick Burgess is an occult leader who attempts to trap Death in a spell in order to get power from her and revive his dead son. Instead, Charles Dance’s character traps Dream by accident who refuses to give him anything he wants, remaining silent throughout his captivity. Instead, Burgess makes do with Morphius equipment which brings his cult wealth and prosperity.
In The Sandman, Charles Dance’s Sir Roderick Burgess has a rocky relationship with his surviving son. Recently Netflix revealed a deleted scene that further expands upon this and the character’s apathy towards the suffering of those affected by Morphius’ imprisonment:
Here is the synopsis for Netflix’s The Sandman:
There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.
The Netflix series stars Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jenna Coleman, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, and Mark Hamill.
Wonder Woman co-writer Allan Heinberg serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer on Sandman. In addition to their duties as writers, Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer are also on board as executive producers.
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