We finally have a release date set in stone for The Sandman on Netflix. At Netflix’s Geeked Week event, Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg, and the cast of The Sandman appeared for a panel about the series and unveiled an all-new teaser trailer. Also announced was the official premiere date which confirms that the series will start streaming globally on Netflix starting on Aug. 5, 2022. You can watch the new teaser below.
The Sandman is based on the award-winning DC comic book series written by Neil Gaiman. It is described as a “rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together” over the course of ten episodes, each following the titular character on his many adventures. The series is developed and executive produced by Gailman, showrunner Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer. Warner Bros. Television produced.
You can read the official logline for The Sandman below.
When the Sandman, aka Dream (Tom Sturridge) – the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams – is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused.
Mark Hamill Joins the Cast as Merv Pumpkinhead
It was also announced at Geeked Week that Mark Hamill will voice Merv Pumpkinhead in the series. He comes into a stacked cast that also includes Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Vanesu Samunyai (formerly known as “Kyo Ra”), John Cameron Mitchell, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joely Richardson, Niamh Walsh, Sandra James Young, and Razane Jammal.
“You watch Episode 1 and think, ‘Oh, I get this thing: it’s like Downton Abbeybut with magic, ‘” Gaiman said of what’s to come, teasing their intentions to subvert fan expecations. “Then you’ll be wondering, ‘What the hell is this?’ by Episode 2, when you’re meeting Gregory The Gargoyle in The Dreaming. Episode 5 is about as dark and traumatic as anything is ever gonna get, then you’ve got Episode 6, which is probably the most feel-good of all the episodes. If you did not like an episode of Game of Thronesyou probably will not like any other episode of Game of Thrones. With Sandman, it’s all about surprising you. It’s all about reinventing itself. It’s all about taking you on a journey you’ve not been on before. ”
Online, Gaiman had also hinted that the series will still carry its Sandman vibe by noting, “It feels like Sandman. I do not know if that means that people who watch TV will like it – although I hope they will – but I suspect that if you like Sandman and you want to see it on screen, then you’ll like this (I also think Tom Sturridge will be a star after season one of Sandman drops). “
The Sandman is set to start streaming on Netflix on Aug. 5, 2022. Watch the series at Netflix.com.