Dream is about to hit Netflix. ‘The Sandman’, the famous comic book saga by Neil Gaiman, has become a series, one of the most ambitious projects of the streaming platform. Almost a year ago we saw a first preview within Tudum, the presentation of Netflix news, and this year it has become one of the main titles of Geeked Week thanks to this first trailer:
In addition, the platform has taken advantage of the launch of this advance to announce its release date: next August 5in less than two months. In ‘The Sandman’ we will follow Sueño on his way to make amends for the mistakes he has been making in his long, long life and if in the first teaser we saw the character, also known as Morpheus, being imprisoned by sorcerers, this new advance shows us his liberation, in addition to briefly showing us his immortal brothers: Death and Desire. One of the main differences with the comics that fans will notice is the presence of Johanna Constantine, originally an ancestor of the mythical DC character who lived in the French Revolution and that the series has transformed into a contemporary character.
DC Comics published the first issue of ‘The Sandman’ in 1989 and the last of the 75 that make up the collection in 1996, which has already become an icon. Its tone and style begin as a horror story, but it is evolving into the fantastic genre with elements of classical mythology, modern myths and historical drama.
Tom Sturridge leads the series cast as Dream aka Morpheus and is joined by Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, David Thewlis as John Deep, Joey Richardson as Ethel Cripps, Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, and Mason Alexander Park as Wish. Although we don’t see (or rather hear) him in the trailer, Netflix also announced that Mark Hamill is participating in the series as the sarcastic Mervyn Pumpkinhead. Allan Heinberg is the showrunner of ‘The Sandman and Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer serve as executive producers.
‘The Sandman’ arrives on Netflix on August 5.