The Sandman is an upcoming American supernatural fantasy horror drama streaming TV show. It is based on the Neil Gaiman-written and DC Comics-published comic book that ran from 1989 to 1996.
Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Allan Heinberg came up with the idea for the series, which is being made by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television for the streaming service Netflix.
The Cast of The Sandman
Netflix has a reputation for keeping casting details close to their chests, with cast members only slowly emerging once filming began – but we now have a complete – and rather starry – ensemble cast list.
- Morpheus is played by Tom Sturridge.
- Lucifer is played by Gwendoline Christie.
- Death is played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste.
- Johanna Constantine is played by Jenna Coleman.
- Lucienne is played by Vivienne Acheampong.
- John Dee is played by David Thewlis.
- Boyd Holbrook in the role of The Corinthian
- Roderick Burgess is played by Charles Dance.
- Matthew the raven’s voice is played by Patton Oswalt.
- As Abel, Asim Chaudhry
- Cain is played by Sanjeev Bhaskar.
- Gilbert is played by Stephen Fry.
- Desire is played by Mason Alexander Park.
- Despair is played by Donna Preston.
- Rose Walker is played by Kyo Ra.
The Sandman’s Plot
As of now, one must assume that Netflix’s “The Sandman” will follow the plot of Neil Gaiman’s original graphic novel.
Dream (who, as previously stated, is one of seven incredibly powerful beings known as the Endless) is captured by an occultist named Roderick Burgess (Dance) and held captive for over 70 years at the start of the story.
Dream’s prolonged absence causes havoc throughout the universe, and when he finally escapes, he is forced to embark on a lengthy journey to restore order and correct his past mistakes.
The official date announcement trailer for “The Sandman” essentially states that the series will follow much of the same story as the graphic novel, though Dream is imprisoned for a full century in this case.
Furthermore, Gaiman has stated that the first ten episodes will cover the first two volumes of the comic: “Preludes and Nocturnes” and “The Doll House” (via Collider).
Aside from these clarifications, information about the series itself is scarce, though the recently released trailer does give us a few hints about what to expect in Netflix’s “The Sandman.”
When Will the Sandman Be Released?
Sandman series will premiere on Netflix on August 5, 2022, according to Netflix. We can’t wait to get started. Attempts to adapt The Sandman into a film date back to the 1990s.
But the project languished in development hell until Joseph Gordon-Levitt and The Dark Knight writer David S. Goyer pitched the film to Warner Bros in 2013.
In 2016, Gordon-Levitt left due to creative differences, and in June 2019, Netflix announced a TV adaptation.
The series was set to begin filming in May 2020, but production was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, as was the case with most TV projects.
Neil Gaiman wrote on Tumblr that the crew was “taking the opportunity to get the scripts as good as we can,” and Gaiman announced on Twitter in September 2020 that filming for the show would begin in October.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Greek Character Is Sandman Based on?
The Sandman is based on the Greek character Morpheus, who was known as the “God of Dreams.”
Where Was the Movie the Sandman Filmed?
Gaiman confirmed on Twitter that the first season of The Sandman on Netflix would start filming on October 15, 2020. In a comment in response to a fan, he also said that all of Season 1 is shot in the UK.