The Sandman on Netflix: What we know so far

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“When we all fall asleep, where do we go?”

We know it’s a Billie Eilish song, but have you ever thought of that? Where do we go when we dream? Who lives in the world of dreams and who rules it? The Sandman a.k.a. Morpheus, rules over the world of dreams. 

Yes, Netflix will release one of its biggest original series with The Sandman, a fantasy epic based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic book. Produced by Warner Bros. Television, The Sandman is executive produced by co-writers Gaiman and David S. Goyer and showrunner Allan Heinberg. Since Netflix’s announcement of their plan to adapt The Sandman, fans of the comic have been highly anticipating the release. The plot revolves around a group of immortal siblings known as the Endless, who represent metaphysical concepts like dream, destiny, death, desire, despair, destruction, and delirium.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Sandman on Netflix:


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When will The Sandman release on Netflix?

Netflix has been teasing the highly anticipated series for a while now. But no official release date has been announced yet. Season 1 of The Sandman will consist of 11, hour-long episodes.

The Sandman Plot: Who is Sandman? 

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In 1988, “I will show you terror in a handful of dust” was the tagline DC Comics used to introduce its readers to The Sandman. It ran for 75 issues between 1989 and 1996, landed on the New York Times Best Seller list, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential works ever published. The comic’s ten volumes follow the titular figure, Dream of the Endless, also known as Morpheus, Kai’ckul, Sandman, and a slew of other names. His name, like his looks, changes depending on who sees him.

The story begins in 1916 when Dream is captured and imprisoned by a group of black magic occultists, and then he escapes in 1988 and spends the remaining years attempting to reclaim control of the realm of Dreaming and the abilities he formerly had. The Sandman leaps over space and time, following Dream as he goes about his business of monitoring and influencing the dreaming, storytelling, and inspiration of all sentient beings in the cosmos. (Along the way, he even meets figures like William Shakespeare and Thor.)


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The Sandman cast: who’s in it?


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The Sandman includes appearances from many DC characters. Here’s a list of potential cast members as per the trailer:

  • Tom Sturridge as Morpheus/Dream
  • Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer
  • Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
  • Mason Alexander Park as Desire
  • Donna Preston as Despair
  • Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian
  • Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain
  • Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine
  • Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps
  • Asim Chaudhry as Abel
  • David Thewlis as John Dee / Doctor Destiny
  • Kyo Ra as Rose Walker
  • Stephen Fry as Gilbert
  • Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall
  • Sandra James-Young as Unity Kinkaid
  • Patton Oswalt as the voice of Matthew the Raven

The Sandman Trailer & First Look

Netflix has released a first look for The Sandman. The official trailer hasn’t been released yet. 

The Sandman | First Look | Netflix

Netflix has also released a Behind The Scenes video:

The Sandman | Behind The Scenes Sneak Peek | Netflix