Netflix has officially confirmed the release date of DC Comics’ Sandman live-action film.
The fantasy drama is based on the comic book series of the same name by Neil Gaiman.
Netflix ordered the first season in June 2019 and filming resumed in August 2020. Production of the series ended in October 2021.
Sandman is set over hundreds of years and revolves around a protagonist named Morpheus. He is arrested during an occult ritual. After being imprisoned for over a century, he finally escapes to rebuild the realm of his dreams.
Here’s everything you need to know.
When is the Sandman release date?
Netflix announced the release date for Sandman at Geeked Week on June 6th.
According to the latest announcement, the long-awaited show is set to debut on the streaming platform on August 5, 2022.
This announcement was dropped at the end of the full-length trailer for the series.
A new teaser shows Morpheus escaping from captivity and provides a fragment of the chaos it will cause.
Who will appear in The Sandman?
Tom Sturridge plays Morpheus, the king of dreams and ruler of the dreamers.
Sturridge is an English actor. He is a Tony nominated actor recognized for his performance in Julia and Mind Like.
Gwendoline Christie will star in the upcoming series as Lucifer, the ruler of Hell.
She is best known for her role as Brienne of Tars on HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Star Wars graduate Mark Hamill will voice Merv Pumpkinhead, a scavenger from The Dreaming, the realm of Morpheus.
The series’ debut season also features Vivienne Acheampong, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Patton Oswalt and Stephen Fry.
Dreams and nightmares seem to no longer recognize their owner. But I will remind them. pic.twitter.com/LNn2QQHtzS
— The Sandman (@Netflix_Sandman) June 6, 2022
Joely Richardson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Niamh Walsh and Kyo Ra are supporting actors in The Sandman.
Other cast members include Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Allan Heinberg co-authored the series. The three will also serve as executive producers, with Heinberg appearing as showrunners.
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television is the creator of the next series.
The first part contains 10 episodes. Each episode has a budget of $15 million, for a total budget of $150 million for the initial season.