Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is gonna blow in to Netflix. The essential applaud comic book series has not ever been translated into a series or movie, and fans are anxious to see the story brought to life. We’ve rounded up all the information you should know before the new series debuts.
The series will be drive from Neil’s graphic novels that come after the story of Dream, also called Morpheus, who controls over dreams. After being seized and locked up, he comes back to his kingdom decades later and attempt to bring order to the kingdom. Dream is one of the seven endings, including desire, despair and death.
Gaiman has created a vibrant world with these characters that has head to several comic book spin-offs over the years, which refers to Netflix could create an entire Sandman universe if the series is well received.
Even so: What is The Sandman all about, anyhow?
It’s… hard to synopsize! When question to narrate The Sandman in below 25 words, series composer Neil Gaiman suggest: “The Lord of Dreams learns that one must change or die and make a decision.”
Which is short and poetic – but honestly, it’s not helpful. So let me explain in a little more detail. Sandman tells the story of Dream, who is the shaper of all dreams and stories. (He can appear as anything, but is usually seen as a man with pale, dark eyes and a shaggy head of hair.) The story begins in 1916, when Dream is captured and imprisoned by a group of black witches. In 1988—the year Neil start work on the series—Dream escapes and spends the rest of the issue trying to regain control of the dream world and the powers he once had. Once that story is set on, The Sandman wanders through time and space, following dream as he travels to fulfill his mission: overseeing and influencing dreams, storytelling, and inspiration for every living being in the universe.
Cast of The Sandman
- Tom Sturridge as Morpheus / Dream
- Gwendoline as Christie Lucifer Morningstar
- Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne
- Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian
- Charles Dance as Sir Roderick Burgess
- Asim Chaudhry as Abel
- Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste ad Death
- Mason Alexander Park as Desire
- Donna Preston as Despair
- Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine
- Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps
- David Thewlis as Dr. John Dee
- Kyo Ra as Rose Walker
- Stephen Fry as Fiddler’s Green / Gilbert
- Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall
- Sandra James-Young as Unity Kinkaid
Genres: Fantasy drama, Supernatural horror, Superhero
Where and when did Gaiman’s The Sandman’s Season 1 film?
The season 1 of Netflix’s The Sandman started filming on October 15, 2020, with Gaiman confirming the date on his Twitter. He even responded to a fan by revealing in a comment that Season 1 was filmed entirely in UK, with plans for other filming locations halted by COVID-19. Based on sightings, Surrey, England appears to be the main filming locations for 1st Season.
In early August 2021, Gaiman revealed on his personal Tumblr account that principal photography for season 1 of The Sandman had been completed, but warned fans to be patient as post-production work, including video score and effects had yet to be completed at the time of posting.
Now, what is the plot of Gaiman’s The Sandman?
Right now, one has to accept that the plot of Netflix’s “The Sandman” will go after the plot of Neil Gaiman’s original graphic novel. At the start of the story, Dream (who, as previously mentioned, is one of the 7 incredibly powerful beings known as Endless) is imprisoned by a sorcerer named Roderick Burgess (Dance) and caged for over 70 years. Dream’s long absence wreaks havoc throughout the universe, and when he finally escapes, he is forced to embark on a long journey to restore order and right the wrongs of his past.
The official release date announcement trailer for “The Sandman” basically stated that the series would follow the same story as the graphic novel, though in this case, the Dream would be held captive for a full century. Also, Neil himself clarified that the first 10 episodes of the series will cover the first 2 volumes of the comic: “Preludes and Nocturnes” and “The Doll’s House.” Beyond this clarification, details about the series remain sparse, although the recently released trailer actually gives us several important clues about what to expect in Netflix’s “The Sandman.”
Release date of Netflix’s The Sandman
The Sandman going to release on Netflix on August 5th, 2022. As with many productions, the 2020 pandemic caused substantial delays to The Sandman’s release. It was long knocked for a 2022 release date and was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con International that same year. The Sandman will have ten episodes, plus an “extra” episode (although nothing is known yet about what this extra episode will be or if will it be full-length). All ten episodes of The Sandman will be available from day 1, like most Netflix original series, and each episodes of The Sandman is one hour long.