Find out everything we know about Netflix’s The Sandman here.

For decades, his superfan community has wondered if a movie or TV studio would finally adapt The Sandman, Neil Gaiman’s DC superhero comic that isn’t really a superhero comic. but rather a metaphysical conversation about the nature of gods and human existence. The good news is that Netflix is ​​finally getting this project done, which will air later this year. (The bad news is that we still have to wait a few more months.) Here’s everything we know.

When will The Sandman be released on Netflix?

For the moment, there is no release date yet, which is normal even if we are close to the premiere of a Netflix series. We’ll probably know more in the next two months.

Is there already a trailer for The Sandman?

There is no trailer, but there is a first teaser (above), which gives us a very small glimpse of the first part of the story, in which a band of magic lovers perform a ritual to imprison Death itself, but summons something else instead.

What is The Sandman about?

In 1916, a group of occultists attempt to capture and imprison the spirit of Death. Following an error in their spell, they capture Death’s brother, Dream, aka Morpheus, aka The Sandman, instead. Decades of chaos ensue, in which all dreams have been lost and humans live in mad fear of the night, until one day Dream escapes from his magical prison and goes in search of the Objects of Power. that the occultists stole from him. Along the way, he encounters ancient biblical figures (Cain and Abel, the devil), as well as the rest of his spirit family (Desire, Destiny, Despair, Death) in his search for an identity he has lost. for years.

Who is part of the cast?

Tom Sturridge stars as Dream, ruler of a kingdom called the Dreaming; Gwendoline Christie stars as Lucifer, Ruler of Hell, a much closer adaptation of the comic book character than Netflix’s Lucifer series; Vivienne Acheampong plays the role of Lucienne, the Dreaming’s librarian; Boyd Holbrook plays the nightmare The Corinthian; Charles Dance as occultist Roderick Burgess; Asim Chaudhry as Abel; Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain; Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Dream’s sister Death; Mason Alexander Park as Desire; Donna Preston as Despair; Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, a relative of occult detective John Constantine; David Thewlis as John Dee a.aka Doctor Destiny; Kyo Ra as Rose Walker, a victim of the Corinthian; Stephen Fry as Gilbert, Walker’s bodyguard; Sandra James-Young as Unity Kinkaid, who has just awakened from a hundred-year slumber; and Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Crow, Dream’s ally.

Who else is involved?

The series was developed by Gaiman, David S. Goyer (Foundation, The Dark Knight Trilogy), and Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Young Avengers comics). Jamie Childs (Doctor Who, His Dark Materials), Andrés Baiz (Narcos, Narcos: Mexico) and Coralie Fargeat (Revenge) are among the directors of the episodes.

Will there be multiple seasons?

The first season will likely adapt the first two volumes of Gaiman’s comic, “Preludes and Nocturnes” and “The Doll’s House” (issues 1-16), which are about Dream’s escape from magicians and the search for her objects of power. , his journey to Hell itself to reconnect with his long-lost siblings, and after that, the search for the person responsible for a mysterious magical plan destroying his creations.

Will there be a crossover with DC’s Lucifer series?

Given that, even though it’s the same comic book character, the Lucifer of this series is played by a completely different actor, probably not.

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