Neil Gaiman is a very influential figure in the world of dark fantasy and science fiction literature, producing many bestselling works over his long career. Some of his most well-known novels are The Graveyard Book, Good Omens, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, but arguably one of his most famous and beloved creations is Sandman, a comic book series published by DC Comics that is finally getting adapted as a television series, something fans have wanted for a long time.
Although there have been attempts in the past, Netflix is truly making it happen. Gaiman’s The Sandman series began in 1989, but the story has greatly expanded since then and is still an important part of DC Comics’ lineup today. Executive produced by Gaiman, Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer, with Heinberg also serving as the Season 1 showrunner, The Sandman is well on its way to premiering on Netflix.
Netflix had announced that the first season of The Sandman is arriving on 5th August, 2022. Netflix released the trailer of the show, a few days ago in the San Diego Comic Con and teasing a battle between Dream and The Corinthian, with a few shots of Death, Desire, and others.
Netflix has recruited a bunch of huge talent to play many important roles in The Sandman. Of course, the most important role is the title character, played by Tom Sturridge, whose most prominent past projects are On The Road and Far from the Madding Crowd. Charles Dance and Gwendoline Christie of Game of Thrones will co-star as well as Kirby Howell-Baptiste from The Good Place, David Thewlis of the Harry Potter movie series, well-known British comedian and actor Stephen Fry, and Jenna Coleman of Victoria.