The Sandman, one of critically-acclaimed author Neil Gaiman’s stories, has a release date for its own live-action debut.
The show follows a wizard’s attempt to capture Death to bargain for eternal life but instead traps her younger brother Dream. Fearful for his safety, the wizard keeps him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power.
The Sandman has been in development hell for a long time. It was first slated to be a movie before Netflix stepped in around 2019 to commission it for a TV series. Thankfully, the wait is over, and fans of the property can now have a go at it soon. Netflix officially confirmed that The Sandman season 1, which has a 12-episode order, will premiere on Friday, August 5.
The show stars Thomas Sturridge as Dream, known as The Sandman, who escapes imprisonment and is set on reclaiming his tools which takes him on a journey across the Dreaming, his domain. It also stars Gwendoline Christie as Satan and Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine. Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar also star in supporting roles.
Watch the teaser trailer: