The Sandman is just a couple of weeks away, but the release of the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s influential comic has been shrouded in mystery. Now, thanks to SDCC, we know more …and we’ve gotten to see more. And yes, we can confirm we are as excited as Gaiman seems about what’s to come.
For fans of the source material, there’s a lot in this trailer. But even for people coming into this show with no knowledge, this just looks like the kind of story that’s going to pull you in. Also, ALSO …Gwendoline Christine as Lucifer. That is all.
Check out the trailer below:
Dream Dangerously. Enter the world of THE SANDMAN on August 5, only on Netflix.
There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.
Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman, THE SANDMAN is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. Developed and executive produced by Gaiman, showrunner Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer.
And after THAT trailer, we also have the official key art here: