The Sandman Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, Netflix News, and Everything You Need to Know
The Sandman is a hit DC comic book written by Neil Gaiman that spans time, gods, myths, and legends in such a broad range that it was once thought unproducible. It’s been an elusive project that has teased many production possibilities in the past that have ultimately fallen through.
This year, Netflix bravely took on the challenge of bringing this world filled with “the anthropomorphic embodiments of powerful natural forces” to our screens. Are you eager to delve deeper into the Dream?
The Sandman Release Date
The Sandman’s release date was announced at the Netflix Geeked Week event in June 2022 – the long-awaited series adaptation will debut on Netflix on August 5, 2022.
Netflix announced plans to adapt Gaiman’s graphic novel into a television series at the Netflix Geeked event in June 2021. The Sandman reportedly began filming in October 2020, but production was halted when the CoVid-19 pandemic struck. The series is already in post-production, and because Netflix has included it in its 2022 lineup, we can expect it to be released in mid-2022.
The Sandman Cast
The stories of seven cosmic entities known as The Endless are central to The Sandman. The Endless are gods’ older siblings who personify abstract concepts and ideas that come with life. Death, Desire, Destiny, Despair, Delirium, Destruction, and the series’ main character, Dream, are among the siblings.
In January and May of 2021, Netflix made two casting announcements. So far, most of the major characters have been cast, with Tom Sturridge playing Dream in the show. Death, Desire, and Despair have all been cast as Dream’s siblings, with Kirby Howell-Baptiste playing Death, Mason Alexander Park playing Desire, and Donna Preston playing Despair.
Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar and Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess have also been cast as major characters in the show.
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Casting actors who did not match the gender of the original character in the comic books was a major departure for Gaiman and the Netflix team. Christie, who will play Lucifer, and Vivienne Acheampong, who will play Lucienne, were both cast in this role.
Sanjeev Bhaskar and Asim Chaudhry will play the brothers Cain and Abel, respectively, in the series. The Corinthian will be played by Boyd Holbrook, and Jenna Coleman will play Johanna Constantine, the grandmother of another DC star, John Constantine. Patton Oswalt will play Matthew the Raven, while David Thewlis will play John Dee and Razane Jammal will play Lyta Hall. Niamh Walsh and Joley Richardson will also play the younger and older versions of Ethel Cripps, respectively. Rose Walker will be played by Kyo Ra, Unity Kinkaid will be played by Sandra James Young, and Gilbert will be played by Stephen Fry.
The Sandman Plot
The first three volumes of the graphic novel will be directly inspired by The Sandman. Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes, Volume 2: The Doll’s House, and the first parts of Volume 3: Dream Country will be covered this season.
Dream was captured by The Order of Ancient Mysteries and escaped their clutches in the first trailer, which Netflix released in September 2021. Following the plots of the first three volumes of the comic book series, we can probably expect Dream to take us along on his journey as he reclaims his lost possessions that hold much of his power in this season of The Sandman.
The Sandman comic book has ten volumes and 75 issues. Most fans hope that all of the volumes will be adapted for television, but Netflix has a history of cancelling series halfway through. Gaiman reassured his fans that there are safeguards in place to prevent this from happening, and that The Sandman Season 2 has already been agreed upon.
The Sandman Episode Details
The Sandman will have ten episodes plus one bonus episode, according to Netflix. Gaiman stated in an interview that each episode will be “wildly different” from the others. He stated:
“You watch Episode 1 and think to yourself, “Oh, I get it: it’s like “Downton Abbey,” but with magic.” By Episode 2, when you meet Gregory the Gargoyle in The Dreaming, you’ll be wondering, ‘What the hell is this?’ Episode 5 is about as dark and traumatic as it gets, followed by Episode 6, which is probably the most upbeat of all the episodes.”
The first episode will be co-written by Gaiman and David Goyer. According to recent reports, Netflix spends $15 million on each episode of The Sandman. Netflix may spend at least $165 million on the series, which is expected to have 11 episodes.
The Sandman Trailer
Netflix released the official trailer for the series on July 24, 2022. View the trailer here: