The Sandman: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

‘The Sandman’ is an upcoming dark fantasy drama series that follows Morpheus, who represents dreams and nightmares as a person, and is on a mission to bring order back to his Kingdom of Dreaming.

Release date

‘The Sandman’ is set to premiere on August 5 on Netflix.

Cast and creators

  • Tom Sturridge
  • Gwendoline Christie
  • Vivienne Acheampong
  • Charles Dance
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste
  • Mason Alexander Park
  • Jenna Coleman
  • Stephen Fry

Directed by Andrés Baiz, Louise Hooper and Mike Barker

Written by Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg and David S. Goyer

Synopsis

“There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever.

“To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.”

Other details

The Sandman is based on Neil Gaiman’s famous, award-winning DC comic book series of the same title.

Trailer

The trailer shows a fight between Morpheus and the Corinthian, which is a nightmare that has broken free and entered the real world. Morpheus proclaims: “My creations do not walk amongst the living, killing mortals for pleasure”. The Corinthian is having the time of his life in the meantime. “You don’t think dreams can die? Let’s investigate,” he chuckles.


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