It took ‘The Sandman’ over 32 years to rise. Yes! it is happening, the critically acclaimed DC comic The Sandman, published by Neil Gaiman, has finally got its series adaptation. During the 2022 Geeked Week Event, Netflix announced the release date and trailer of the most anticipated DC project right now. Fans of the DC Universe consider it to be the best comic book ever written. The wait is almost over and The Sandman is coming as a series on Netflix this August.
The Sandman comic is written by Neil Gaiman and was released in the year 1989. It follows the adventures of Morpheus a.k.a. Dream. He is one of the seven immortal siblings responsible for maintaining reality. As the king of the Nightmare Realms, Dream is the one responsible for making humans dream, either when their eyes are closed or when they’re imagining a better future for themselves.
He is also the Lord of Nightmares and punishes humans who anger him. The comic series became an overnight classic and blockbuster. For so many years, it was in the state of planning to be brought up as a live-action adaptation. The project was never finalized and was shelved many times but finally, the action thriller is coming in the form of Netflix’s The Sandman which is sharing Tom Sturridge as the lead character.
The Sandman: Trailer and Expected Plot
Since the release of The Sandman teaser last year, fans have been waiting to get more visuals from the show and now Netflix has released a new trailer linked to the show which has made the fans go crazy in excitement. As the story is new, the trailer features brief shots to analyze and understand the new story well. The trailer performed very well in depicting Sturridge as the Lord of Dreams.
According to Gaiman’s The Sandman, there are seven siblings who govern the human realm, each having their own definition. These seven are Dream, Despair, Desire, Death, Destiny, Delirium, and Destruction. The show will follow the comic book version of the story where Morpheus aka Dream, who is also the Lord of Nightmares, gets captured by a cult in the early 1900s and takes almost a century to finally release from the trap. The story will follow his adventures after breaking free from the Human Realm.
In his absence, the Nightmare Kingdom fell into ruins due to the lack of a leader. This affected humans’ capacity for dreaming adversely but the worse is yet to come. Since Dream was trapped, many of the nightmares he handles escaped from the kingdom and reached Earth. What can you expect from nightmares? They are bad! One of these nightmares is Corinthian, who becomes a serial killer in the dimension of humans on Earth.
Production Team & Cast of ‘The Sandman’
The show is based on the popular 1989 DC comic, The Sandman written by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg. The showrunners of this action-thriller adaptation are Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Allan Heinberg.
The UK-based show has top production companies involved, including The Blank Corporation, Phantom Four, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television. The show is set to release on Netflix and has a complete list of talented actors like:
- Tom Sturridge as Dream
- Donna Preston as Despair
- Boyd Holbrook as Corinthian
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
- Mason Alexander Park as Desire
- Gwendoline Christie
- Vivienne Acheampong
- Charles Dance
- Asim Chaudhry
- Sanjeev Bhaskar
The show also includes Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, and Razane Jammal as important characters to play.
Release Date and Where to Watch
The Sandman is all set to release on the OTT Giant, Netflix on August 5 and can be seen on the platform according to the time zones of respective countries. Season one of this horror action drama will consist of 10 episodes full of live-action and mind-boggling situations.
Each episode is expected to be around 40-60 minutes long. According to a report by Deadline, each episode costs up to $15 million to produce and get the final ready. This has raised the bars of expectations from the show and the fans and critics have set their eyes to watch Tom Sturridge as Morpheus on screen.
Let us hope the show sustains its popularity and stands tall to the expectations of people. Stay tuned to get the latest news about ‘The Sandman’ from us!
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