Netflix’s Official ‘The Sandman’ Trailer Teases Dreams, Nightmares, and Hell [SDCC]

On the path of netflix is a serial adaptation of Neil Gaimanit is “The Sandman” comics and an all-new official trailer debuted today at San Diego Comic-con teasing hellish horrors and fantastical dreams.

If you watch the trailer carefully, you’ll even find some intriguing body horror.

The official logline: “When the Sandman, aka Dream (Tom Sturridge) – the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams – is unexpectedly captured and held captive for over a century, he must travel across different worlds and timelines to undo the chaos his absence has caused.

The series is described as “A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend intertwine seamlessly, The sand man follows the people and places touched by Morpheus, the King of Dreams, as he mends the cosmic – and human – mistakes he has made in his vast existence.

“The Sandman” is a new Netflix dark fantasy series based on The sand man comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman (Auspicious, Coraline). Gaiman is also an executive producer and co-writer. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Here is the main cast of the live-action series:

  • TOM STURRIDGE is DREAM, Lord of Dreams
  • GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE is LUCIFER, master of hell
  • VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG is LUCIENNE, chief librarian and trusted guardian of the kingdom of Dream
  • BOYD HOLBROOK is THE CORINTHIAN, an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste everything the world has in store
  • CHARLES DANCE is RODERICK BURGESS, Charlatan, blackmailer and magician
  • ASIM CHAUDHRY is ABEL and SANJEEV BHASKAR is CAIN, the first victim and the first predator, residents and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm.

Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Grey’s Anatomy) serves as executive producer and showrunner. David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Terminator: Dark Fate, Foundation) serves as executive producer, and Goyer and Heinberg are also co-writers.

“The Sandman” launches worldwide on Friday, August 5 on Netflix.

Check out the brand new trailer and photos below.

The sand man. (L to R) Tom Sturridge as Dream, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne in episode 110 of The Sandman. cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

The sand man. Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar in episode 104 of The Sandman. cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

The sand man. Jenna Coleman as Johanna in episode 103 of The Sandman. cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

The sand man. Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess in The Sandman Episode 101. cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

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