Netflix’s latest original show is the live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, and here’s everything you need to know about it.

Netflix The Sandman series brings to life one of Neil Gaiman’s most popular comics, and here’s everything we know about it. The Sandman Comic, published by DC Comics imprint Vertigo, ran from 1989 to 1996 and told the story of Morpheus, the eponymous Sandman and King of Dreams, also known as Dream. This isn’t Gaiman’s first adaptation. Among other adaptations of his books Good omens (which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett) and American gods both got TV series while coral and Stardust were filmed. Now it’s finally Sandman fans turn to see their favorite story come to the big screen.


The first intended adaptation of The Sandman should be a movie. Development began in 1996, directed by Roger Avary and written by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio. However, producer Jon Peters was unable to support the script, so it ultimately fell apart. In 1998, another screenplay was written by William Farmer, which Gaiman hated for making dramatic changes to the source material. In fact, Gaiman was reluctant to ever see an adaptation come to fruition. Fifteen years later, David S. Goyer, who has worked on several comic book adaptations, submitted a screenplay. This New Line Cinema-produced version of the film would have starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Sandman, but he eventually settled creative differences with Warner Bros.

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This all led to the adaptation of the television series 2022 by The Sandman comes to audiences via Netflix. Leading the way are Gaiman, Goyer and Allan Heinberg, who promise a faithful retelling beyond some minimal updates. If the show lives up to expectations, that will be another feather in Gaiman’s adjustment cap. Ahead of release, here’s everything you need to know The Sandman Series, including cast, story and trailer.

Sandman cast

Netflix The Sandman features image Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer header

Tom Sturridge (be Juliet) is the eponymous Sandman. Three siblings of his character, known as The Endless, were cast, with Kirby Howell-Baptiste (kill Eve) plays Death, Mason Alexander Park (Cowboy Bebop) as Desire and Donna Preston (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) as despair. game of Thrones Alumni Gwendolyn Christie will play Lucifer and Charles Dance will play Roderick Burgess. Other verified performers are Vivienne Acheampong (The witches), Boyd Holbrook (narcotics), Asim Chaudhry (People just don’t do anything), Sanjeev Bhaskar (heavens), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who), Joely Richardson (Nip/tuck), David Thewlis (Fargo), newcomers Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry (A little Fry & Laurie), Razane Jammal (paranormal), Sandra James Young (EastEnders) and Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs).

Sandman Story Details

The Sandman Netflix image Matthew the Crow and Dream

like the comic, The Sandman In the series, Morpheus is accidentally captured in an occult ritual by Roderick Burgess and is unable to escape for 105 years (in the original comics he was captured for 75 years). Once he escapes, he sets about restoring order to his dreaming kingdom. A tale of transformation that blends horror and fantasy as Dream learns to adapt to the world’s new ways and redeem his past behavior. For those wondering, Netflix The Sandman It is not expected to overlap with the TV show Luciferwhich was based on a sandman spinoff comic and starred Tom Ellis as the title character.

Sandman release date: When will it air in 2022?

The Sandman Tom Sturridge as Morpheus Helmet Head

Like many productions, the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic was delayed The Sandman essential. Filming began in 2019 but was not completed until mid-2021. Although the release is planned for 2022, there is no confirmed date. Considering that the series has started sharing more images and the official Twitter account recently confirmed that there will be more news The Sandman During Netflix’s Geeked Week (June 6-10), it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this The Sandman Premiering sometime this summer or early fall.

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Sandman trailer

Tom Sturridge as Dream in The Sandman.

Netflix unveiled the first trailer for The Sandman at his virtual TUDUM event. It depicts the moment that established the series: the ritual leading to the capture and imprisonment of Morpheus. Although short, it gives audiences a gripping glimpse into the live-action version of Gaiman’s world. Hopefully when pictures are released, The Sandman will be getting its first proper trailer soon.

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