The approaching American Netflix horror-drama series, The Sandman, has been inspired by the DC Comics published comic series by Neil Gaiman (The Good Omen, Stardust) in the same name. The superhero drama has been developed into series by Allan Heinberg. Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer join him as the executive producers of the show. Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are the production companies involved in its making.
After a wait of so long, Netflix finally took charge to produce the adaptation of The Sandman in June of 2019. The initial teaser trailer for The Sandman was telecasted on September 25, this year, by Tom Sturridge and Neil Gaiman as a part of the TUDUM event by Netflix. The posters of the characters were also uncovered on the same day on Netflix Geeked. Neil Gaiman also confirmed that the series would comprise of 11 episodes.
The story revolves around Morpheus, famous by the name- Dream, the sandman. Being one of the seven Endless apart from Death, Destruction, Destiny, Desire, Delirium and Despair and the king of dreams, he gets trapped in the occult. Still, he recently sets free to rebuild his realm, The Dreaming, and seek revenge from those who captured him.
Who are All in The Sandman Series?
- Tom Sturridge portraying the character of the protagonist Dream (Morpheus)
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste portraying the character of Death- sister of Dream
- Mason Alexander Park portraying the character of Desire- a rival sibling to Dream
- Donna Preston portraying, the character of Despair- twin of Desire
- Asim Chaudhry portraying, the character of Abel
- Sanjeev Bhaskar portraying, the character of Cain- Abel’s brother
- Gwendoline Christie portraying the character of lucifer- The ruler of Hell
- Boyd Holbrook portraying the character of the Corinthian- escaped the kingdom of Dreaming and is a nightmare
- Charles Dance portraying the character of Roderick Burgess-an occultist
- Joely Richardson portraying the character of Ethel Cripps- mother to John Dee and lover of Burgess
- David Thewlis portraying the character of John Dee- Doctor Destiny
- Vivienne Acheampong portraying the character of Lucienne- he is Dreaming’s librarian
- Jenna Coleman portraying the character of Johanna Constantine- An occult detective
- Patton Oswalt voicing for raven Matthew- who is the messenger of Dream
- Kyo Ra portraying the character of Rose Walker- becomes prey to the Corinthian while searching for her lost brother
- Razane Jammal portraying the character of Lyta Hall- a widow who is a friend of Walker and mourns the death of her husband, Hector Hall
- Stephen Fry portraying the character of Gilbert-bodyguard of Walker
- Sandra James-Young portraying the character of Unity Kinkaid-benefactor of Walker, who has recently got up from a century-long sleep
When is The Sandman Expected to Release?
Although the production was scheduled to kick start in mid of 2020 pandemic halted the process, and it was actually done within 2020 October till 2021 August. Netflix’s virtual event, TUDUM, showed the posters for the series, but no mention of the release date was there. Also, no official information is out from the makers as to when the avid fans will be able to enjoy the superhero series.
But going by the fact that filming was wrapped up in August this year, it can be presumed that the show might be available before the year-end or likely in 2022. However, these are mere predictions, and the actual release date has to be awaited to be sure.