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- The Sandman, Netflix’s latest original series, premiered on August 5th.
- The Dark Fantasy Show is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning DC Comics.
- Netflix plans start at $10/month and go up to $20/month for the best streaming quality.
The Sandman is a new Netflix series based on the graphic novel series by author Neil Gaiman. The entire first season is available to stream now.
The dark fantasy series follows Morpheus, the lord of dreams, on a quest to restore order and reclaim his divine powers. Morpheus normally presides over the Dreamers, the world that awaits mortals when they sleep, but he loses his reign after being imprisoned by a magician for over a century.
Watch the trailer for The Sandman
Tom Sturridge, best known for his Broadway performances in “Orphan” and “Sea Wall/A Life,” plays the otherworldly Sandman. He is accompanied by an impressive cast that includes Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Boyd Holbrook, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, David Thewlis and Mark Hamill.
The first season is executive produced by writer Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg (“Wonder Woman”) and David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”). Early reviews were very positive, and the show earned an August 5th rating of “89% Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes.
How to watch The Sandman
You can watch “The Sandman” exclusively on Netflix. All 10 episodes of the first season premiered on August 5.
Netflix’s Basic plan costs $10 per month for standard definition streaming on one screen. The standard plan costs $15.49 per month for up to two screens simultaneously in high definition. For the best quality, we recommend Netflix’s premium plan for $20 per month. With this plan, you can stream on four screens in up to 4K.
Netflix is available on most mobile devices, smart TVs, media players and gaming consoles. Visit the Netflix website for a full list of supported devices.
Can I watch The Sandman for free?
Netflix doesn’t currently offer free trials, so you’ll need a paid subscription to try The Sandman.
How many episodes does the first season of The Sandman have?
The first season of “The Sandman” consists of 10 episodes. All 10 were released on Netflix on August 5th.
Has The Sandman been renewed for a second season?
Netflix hasn’t officially renewed The Sandman for another season, but writer Neil Gaiman and executive producer David S. Goyer told Den of Geek that filming for the second season is already underway.
Is The Sandman based on a book?
The Sandman is based on the DC comic book series of the same name by Neil Gaiman. The popular and critically acclaimed comic ran 75 issues between 1989 and 1996 and is a New York Times bestseller. In 1991 he became the first comic ever to receive a literary prize, the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.
Netflix’s new series isn’t the first time The Sandman comics have come to life. The series was adapted into audiobooks by Audible, starring James McAvoy (“Split”) as Morpheus. It was also in development to be a feature film, but the project never materialized.
The first season of The Sandman includes the first two volumes of the comic series. There are 10 volumes in total in its original edition and you can buy them all in paperback or digitally from retailers like Amazon.
Is The Sandman Marvel or DC?
The Sandman is a DC series published under the company’s Vertigo imprint for adult readers. Some Vertigo series are set in the DC Universe and allow characters to cross over into other DC Comics, while other titles are set in their own worlds
The comic book The Sandman features appearances by some DC heroes, and characters from Sandman have also appeared in shows like The Justice League of America.