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Netflix To Start Streaming ‘The Sandman’ In Early August

A new dark fantasy series based on the comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman.

The Sandman is an upcoming American fantasy streaming television series based on the 1989–1996 comic book written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. Despite many failed attempts over the years to bring the series to the screen, it will finally be coming to Netflix on August 5th. We’ve just been treated to The Sandman Season 1 Teaser Trailer, which is a series that is perfect for anyone looking for a dark sci-fi/fantasy akin to the extremely popular Stranger Things, which has only one more season before its entire series is complete.

The titular sandman of the title is Morpheus, a supernatural being who goes more commonly by the name of Dream. He is one of the Endless, seven godlike siblings who each embody a different trait; the others are Death, Desire, Delirium, Despair, Destruction, and Destiny. Season 1 of The Sandman will follow the storylines of the first two volumes of the comic series, Preludes & Nocturnes and The Doll’s House. When the story begins, Dream is in captivity, having been trapped by a sorcerer and held prisoner for over a century. Once he escapes, he sets out to return to his realm, the Dreaming.

Tom Sturridge has the lead role of Dream, the god of dreams. The other Endless will be played by Kirby Powell-Baptiste (Death), Mason Alexander (Desire), and Donna Preston (Despair). Charles Dance will appear as Roderick Mason, the sorcerer who captures Dream. Jenna Coleman, best known for playing Clara in Doctor Who, will play supernatural detective Johanna Constantine. Gwendoline Christie plays Lucifer, while Sanjeev Baskhar and Asim Chaudhry will play Cain and Abel, David Thewlis will play DC supervillain Doctor Destiny, and comic actor Patton Oswalt will voice the raven, Matthew.

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